Some of the finest reasons to hike in the fall.

Washington’s diversity of flora in the mountains makes for a spectacular fall color display. From the deep reds of vine maple on the western slopes to the golden yellow of alpine larches on the eastern slope. But that’s not all that makes the hillsides light up in autumn. We have fiery reds and oranges in huckleberry shrubs, brilliant yellows of the aspens, and a variety of different berries in many hues–often against a backdrop of crisp blue sky.