Best fall hikes in North America

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At Ironlace, we love adventures. We love the great outdoors and love getting our shoes dirty. In honour of the beautiful fall weather, we’ve rounded up some of the best fall hikes in North America. So if you happen to be in the area, be sure to bring your hikers and explore.

Manitoba: Grey Owl Trail

A beautiful 17 kilometre trail located in Riding Mountain National Park. You’ll see incredible poplar, balsam and Jack pine trees. Plan approximately five hours for this trail or longer as the sites are something to behold. Between the incredible nature and resident animals like fox, beavers, deer, moose and the trails’ namesake, grey owl, you’ll certainly take your time exploring.

Arizona: West Fork Trail

Visit Oak Creek Canyon for some of the most incredible sights. The West Fork Trail is off Highway U.S. 89A at the Oak Creek Vista overlook. This six-mile round trip hike offers incredible red canyons that contrast perfectly against the fall foliage of the local maple and oak trees.

North Carolina and Tennessee: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Beautiful fall red, yellows and orange colours everywhere in the fall at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Between the border of Tennessee and North Carolina where you can enjoy the colours change from September through November. September and October hikers should follow the Rocky Top, Andrews Bald or Jump-Off trails where you’ll glance mountain ash and mountain maple trees, American beech, yellow birch and pin cheery trees at higher elevations. If you visit late October or November, the lower trails where you’ll see Indian Falls, Meigs Mountain and Schoolhouse Gap trails.

New Brunswick: Fundy Trail

With 16 kilometres of coastline trails, Southern New Brunswick’s Fundy Trail offers hikers beautiful fall foliage. Located just outside the town of St. Martins and approximately one-hour drive from Saint John. Careful where you go as some of the winding trails are quite small and on fairly steep cliffs. You’ll enjoy the quiet Bay of Fundy, beautiful waterfalls, sandy and secluded beaches.