The fall is the best time of the year for hiking because the weather is cool enough and the colors are bright, stunning, and most importantly, diverse. Putting on your boots and heading out to explore expansive and inspiring landscapes with spectacular panoramas is a must-do family activity. You won’ regret going by yourself either. Spending time in the wilderness is one of the best ways to cope better with stress, feel happier and have more self-esteem, according to science. If the scenery is at least half of the reason you go hiking, the places on the following list are worth your time and effort.