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Best Kid-Friendly Fall Hikes Around Seattle

Where to wander among beautiful fall leaves

Lauren Braden

Published on: September 07, 2023

Fall color in Washington’s North Cascades

Fall is the perfect time to hit the trail

With school under way and summer beginning to fade, hiking might be slipping from your mind. But don’t pack up your family’s hiking boots just yet. Autumn is a terrific season to hit the trail.

Our wildlands are beginning to burst with fall color this time of year. Head out on these fall hikes to take in gorgeous hues of flame red, bright orange and soft yellow. Summer crowds have begun to dwindle, and pesky mosquitoes have disappeared, too. Critters such as marmots and songbirds are more active and visible as they hurry to find food for the long winter ahead. With a few extra layers for warmth and the lure of a thermos of hot cocoa, your little ones will find fall hiking to be full of brilliant color and natural exploration.

First up: Twin Falls

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