Take a Hike

There are too many wonderful things about fall to count, but probably one of the best is the view! Fall is the ultimate black-tie event for Mother Nature, and she goes all out. One of the best ways to check out the trees this fall is hiking. No matter where you live—even the city—you can get outside and take a hike. Here are a few cool hikes to take this fall (with links for more details).

Forest Park, Portland, OR


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Perched above Portland, Forest Park is perfect for a quick hike. One of the largest urban forests in the country, Forest Park has more than 80 miles of trails of varying levels of difficulty. More info about the area here.


Bear Lake Loop, Rocky Mountain National Park


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Only 0.8 miles, this hike around Bear Lake is the perfect way to take in the fall leaves in the Rocky Mountains. More info here.


Childs Glacier & Recreation Area, Alaska


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Just a few hours outside of Anchorage, this hike is spectacular. It’s worth the drive to see a massive glacier in action. More info here.


Central Park, New York City


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City hikes can be a great option if you can’t get out to the mountains. Parks like Central Park in NYC are a perfect way to immerse yourself in the fall colors. More info here.

For more hiking ideas, check out all our 50 Hikes guides—including the newly released 50 Hikes in Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula and 50 Hikes in the Berkshire Hills.

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