Are you a passionate hiker or a professional climber? Regardless which group you fall in, you surely would admit that hiking is always inspiring and fun. Each season comes with its beauty and autumn is no doubt one of the most colourful, but also unpredictable ones of them all. Here we have collected the 5 best autumn hiking trails to consider; each one of them will give you a different type of experience. Before we take you through the hiking trails we have hand picked for you, you need to be aware that is recommended having a hiking GPS watch, when hiking in autumn. This watch should have basic features which include: altimeter, compass, thermometer and a barometer. Here are the five trails that made it to our list:
The Himalayas, Nepal
The world’s known highest peaks are found in this mountain range. This makes it the most difficult mountain range to climb, offering very challenging adventures to the climbers. It has extremely rocky landscape, which offers some charming and incredible views that perfectly capture the transition from summer to autumn. The trail includes parts of Nepal and Tibet making it a total of around 1056 miles (1700 kilometres) of a footpath.
The Alps have been recorded as the longest and highest mountain range that lies in Europe. The trail stretches for approximately 745 miles (1200 kilometres) across eight countries. On top of having the highest peak in the continent, Mont Blanc, the Alps have many tracks for beginners to advanced hikers, which are very nice, especially in autumn. The 100 miles stretch of Tour du Mont Blanc cuts through Switzerland, Italy, and France. This offers one of the best hiking experiences both for fun and professional purposes.
Situated in Washington State in the United States, Mount Rainier stands out as the highest mountain in the Cascade Range in the Northwest of the Pacific and the highest mountain in Washington State. The 4392 meters high peak produces a great view of the city of Seattle. This mountain requires professional gear and equipment in order to be safely climbed. If you are a beginner, do not let this discourage you, as this mountain has plenty of easier paths, suitable for beginners. They are good for both hiking and mountain biking.
This trail is found along Na Pali Coast in Kauai Island, in the state of Hawaii. The strenuous yet adventurous trail is approximately 11 miles (18 kilometres) long, covering the island’s north shore from Ke’e Beach to the Kalalau Valley. If you are an experienced hiker, you will finish the 22 miles (35 kilometres) round trip in a day. If not, you will require a two days minimum camping along the trail while enjoying the transition from summer to autumn. Camping is only allowed at the Hanakoa Valley Beach or the Kalalau Beach. Its beautiful landscape can be a great motivation to hike there because the coastlines could be rather challenging for the hikers.
Blyde River Canyon, South Africa
Located at Mpumalanga, it forms part of the Drakensberg Escarpment. It totals to around 15 miles (25 kilometres) in length and around 750 meters in depth. It is one of the largest Canyons on Earth, and it is the largest green Canyon due to its beautiful lush subtropical foliage. It has the deepest precipitous cliffs of any canyon on the planet. It is recorded as one of the greatest wonders of nature in the continent. Hiking around this beautiful area will reveal to you one of the most beautiful sites. The transition from summer to fall will amaze you altogether. The mixture of its exotic biodiversity makes it one of the best places for hiking in the autumn.
You have the 5 top trails for hiking in autumn. Book your travels, grab your hiking equipment and enjoy!