Whimsical Trails to Hike this Fall

🍂Falling red, orange and golden leaves come along with the cool fall breeze and there is no better time to explore the great outdoors than during the transformative months of fall. Whether you enjoy more of an extreme hiking trip or a bit more casual adventure, we’ve highlighted some of the most incredible whimsical trails to hike this fall as a travel nurse.

🍁In this blog post, we’ve chosen some of the best Whimsical Trails to Hike this Fall:

Elkhart Lake Trail | Elkhart Lake, WI

With over 1,000 miles of trail to explore, this location will be sure to fill your adventure bucket. It is well-known for its multi-colored maple, oak and beech leaves that decorate the trail during the Fall months. A fun fact about this area is that it was formed by glaciers forming the valleys and hills, You will quite literally be walking through ecological history on this Midwest trail.

Black Rock Mountain | Mountain City, GA

If waterfalls, close encounters with wildlife and an endless variety of trees and shrubs to explore are calling your name then Black Rock Mountain must be on your fall bucket list! This location also claims fame as the highest altitude destination in Georgia, making for stunning views overlooking the park. 

Mount Si | Seattle, WA

Offering a direct view of Snoqualmie Valley, Seattle and the Olympics, this trail is one you won’t want to skip out on during your next Washington travel gig with Axis! When the sun is shining bright, you can also get a clear glimpse of Mount Rainer in the distance. This is a popular trail hiked by over 100,000 people each year, but with enough trail room to space out, it will feel secluded and you can embark on your hike at your own pace. 

Mount Rose Wilderness Area | Lake Tahoe, CA 

Nestled between Reno, NV and Lake Tahoe, CA, you can discover the Mount Rose Wilderness Area. You’ll be able to take in panorama views of Lake Tahoe, distant peaks in the Sierra Nevada and the Silver State’s ranges, lush Carson Valley and Reno. This is such a great opportunity to explore two states at once making for an incredible memory as a travel nurse! 


Prince William Forest Park | Washington, DC

Filled with an overwhelming amount of history, over 300 years to be exact, you will be able to hike the past at Prince William Forest Park. This park is a top ranked destination on TripAdvisor for those coming to the D.C. area and are looking to take up a major nature adventure. Here you can expect to find 15,000 acres of wooded forests that will soon be a fall foliage wonderland. 

Raccoon Trail | Golden, CO

A popular hiking destination in Colorado for all ages with a variety of trail skill levels from easy to difficult, Raccoon Trail is one you won’t want to miss out on. Like it’s name, you can scavenger around and discover hidden streams, wildlife and overlook the stunning picturesque landscapes that the Silver State offers. Who knows, maybe you’ll even spot a scurrying raccoon while out on your hike! 


Waterrock Knob Trail | Sylva, NC

Serving as a prime spot to watch sunrises and sunsets, consider visiting Waterrock Knob Trail while in North Carolina during your next Axis Travel Adventure! You’re able to view a variety of mountain ranges including the Great Smokies, Blue Ridge Mountains, Newfound Mountains and Craggies from the 360-degree views that Waterrock Knob offers. 

Make the most this fall season as you Travel with Axis. We hope this list gives you a great start to creating lasting memories and finding fun in Whimsical Trails that are ready for exploration!

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