Between the colorful leaves and the crisp air, autumn is a lot of people’s favorite time of year. And there’s no better time to get outside and explore nature. Here, ten stunning fall hikes around the country.
The Alum Cave Trail (Gatlinburg, Tennessee)
One of the most popular trails in the Great Smoky Mountains, this 11-mile loop begins near Gatlinburg and takes hikers up to the 6,593-foot summit of Mount LeConte. The vista? Miles upon miles of orange leaves.
Looking Glass Rock Trail (Asheville, North Carolina)
At an elevation of 3,970 feet, Looking Glass Rock is one of the most iconic spots along the Blue Ridge Parkway, and this trail (45 minutes from Asheville) is 6.5 miles of spectacular color.