10 Amazing Hikes to Enjoy the Fall Colors in California 


Fall is a wonderful time to explore California’s diverse landscapes. From the Eastern Sierra to the Napa Valley, you can find stunning fall colors on these 10 hikes

This trail offers a mix of evergreen and deciduous trees, with bright reds, oranges, and yellows. Enjoy panoramic views of Big Bear Lake at the end of the hike. 

Castle Rock Trail 


This easy loop trail follows Sagehen Creek, where you can see vibrant yellow aspen and willow trees against a backdrop of pine trees. 

Sagehen Creek Loop Trail 


This trail near Yosemite National Park is one of the best places to see fall foliage in California.

Lundy Canyon Trail 


This trail takes you through a lush canyon lined with ferns and mosses. In the fall, you can see some of the ferns change color to golden and brown hues. 

Fern Canyon Trail 


In the fall, you can see the dogwood trees turn red and the black oak trees turn yellow among the sequoias. 

Nelder Grove Trail 


This trail follows the McCloud River and its three spectacular waterfalls. In the fall, you can see the maple, alder, and dogwood trees along the river turn into fiery colors. 

McCloud River Falls Trail 


This trail leads you to one of the most scenic waterfalls in California, Alamere Falls, which drops directly into the ocean. 

Palomarin Trail to Alamere Falls 


This park offers a variety of trails that offer stunning views of the San Francisco Bay Area and the Pacific Ocean. 

Mount Tamalpais State Park Trails 


In the fall, you can see the grapevines in the nearby vineyards change color to purple and gold. 

Sonoma Valley Regional Park Trails 


In the fall, you can see the bigleaf maple, madrone, and tanoak trees turn yellow and brown. 

Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail 


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