With spectacular changing leaves and cool, crisp air, fall is the best time of the year to head out on a hike and explore the beauty of nature. Before you start packing up your RV, check out our top three fall hiking tips to plan the most amazing adventure.
1) Find the perfect trail:
When you are hiking in the fall, it’s easy to find beautiful trails for all skill levels. You can spend a relaxing afternoon exploring local conservation land or taking a loop around your favorite lake. If you’re looking for more of a challenge, strap on some sturdy boots and conquer a mountain for 360 degree views of nature at its finest.
2) Dress for the weather—any weather:
The weather can change quickly on a fall hike, especially at elevation. Even the most beautiful days can turn into a sneak preview of winter. Therefore, it’s essential to pack smart and dress in layers. Make sure to bring a rain jacket, gloves, extra socks and a warm hat. Fortunately, today’s hiking gear is thinner, warmer and more versatile than ever. Unless you’re trekking through the Himalayas, you can carry everything you need for a day trip in a comfortable pack.