Fall in the Pacific Northwest is hard to beat. After a summer of exploring the mountains, rainforests and river valleys of the region, the return of the brisk, cool air transforms an already beautiful region into a dazzling wonderland of colors. Standing starkly against the blue sky and gray of a cloudy day, the flora of the region erupts into a color wheel of hues, each more rich in color than the last.
While those from the east coast will try to convince locals that our fall colors aren’t that great, those who get out and explore will find the timeless, classic beauty of autumn around every bend. Sure, the Pacific Northwest doesn’t have the sweeping views of deciduous trees, but what we do have is our own unique style of fall, just perfect for us.
From golden larches in the high country to big leaf maple groves in the mossy wilderness and everything in between, we’ve laid out a few classic spots for walks and hikes around the region.
Want to skip the hike or stay closer to town? Here are our picks for seeing leaves in-city, no hiking boots required.Read More