Hiker standing in autumn forest photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Get Outside with Fall Hikes for Vibrant Color

Whether you are willing to travel far to enjoy autumn leaves or prefer to stay close to home, we have gathered a few ideas to help you get outdoors and enjoy the season with help from the Washington Trails Association, whose list of fall hikes includes:

  • Golden Hikes for Fall: “Autumn hiking is golden in more ways than one. Besides the leaves and larches burning brightly on alpine slopes, the shorter days mean you’ll catch more sunrises and sunsets.”
  • Late Fall Hikes for Vibrant Red: “Hyper-bright huckleberries and vibrant vine maples; fall is when the mountains of Washington shed their green reputation in favor of multi-color displays. Winter may be right around the corner, but there is still time to savor the flaming colors of the leaves.”

Before planning your trip, take heed in the WTA’s advice to pack the 10 essentials and check conditions before you head out, including their Hiking in the Time of Coronavirus page with updates on trail and facility closures, along with tips on how to #RecreateResponsibly. To find the area with the most color, you might also want to check the Fall Foliage Prediction Map.

And because we care about your wellness first, be sure to bring the doctor with you by registering in advance for telehealth, which is offered through MDLIVE for members enrolled in ALLtech.