30+ Beautiful Fall Destinations  to Hike in the US

If you’re looking for some inspiration for your next outdoor adventure, you’ll love this list of over 30 beautiful fall destinations with places to hike throughout the US. From mountain trails in national and state parks to coastal paths and even jungles, there’s something for everyone to spark some fall-time wanderlust! 

So, grab your favorite boots, cozy hiking socks, and daypack, and get ready to explore some epic fall destinations! 

Incredible Fall Destinations and Places to Hike

Tucked within North Central Arkansas lies the Buffalo National River, one of the last undammed rivers in the US. Buffalo National River is protected by the National Park Service, and there are no entrance fees to explore.  

1. Buffalo National River, Arkansas

The Ozark Mountains in Arkansas are one of the tallest mountain ranges between the Rockies and Appalachians and make for a memorable fall destination. 

2. Ozark Mountains, Arkansas

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Peak season to view the best fall colors is mid-October to early November. The best trails are within Devil’s Den State Park and Petit Jean State Park.

3. Blue Ridge Parkway, Boone to Asheville, North Carolina

Are you looking for one of the best fall destinations in the US? If so, then take a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway, which stretches out for 469 miles from Northern Virginia to Asheville, North Carolina. 

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And while the entire parkway comes alive with vibrant fall foliage, the section between Boone and Asheville is exceptionally beautiful. 

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