Here are three amazing fall hikes:
1) Trail of Ten Falls
An 8.7-mile loop in Silver Falls State Park, Oregon, this trail is packed with gorgeous waterfalls, which in the autumn are framed by startlingly vivid fall colors. Visitors should remember to bring a camera, because the combination of sun, water, mossy boulders, and an orange, red, and yellow backdrop makes for amazing photographs.
This portion of the Appalachian Trail near Bryson City, North Carolina, stretches between Newfound Gap and Indian Gap and covers 3.5 miles round-trip. At an elevation of slightly more than 5,000 feet at the trailhead, this path provides hikers with a stunning view of the tree-covered Great Smoky Mountains. The forests are similar to those in New England and eastern Canada, providing a variety of tree species in autumn splendor.
To witness one of the best displays of fall color in New England, hikers should head north toward Upper Goose Pond on the Appalachian Trail where it passes through this small community. The region's evergreen pine tree groves are a startling contrast to the maple leaves that turn a vivid red when fall arrives.