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Fall Color Walks for Families Around the South Sound

Brilliant, leafy walks and great family photo ops around Tacoma, Olympia and beyond

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Published on: September 29, 2020

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Fall is the perfect time for family hikes

When the temperature turns cooler, it’s tempting to give up outdoor adventures in favor of cozier, indoor fun. Don’t put away your walking shoes just yet. Crisp fall days are perfect for a family hike — the air isn’t yet truly chilly and colorful leaves and soft light make for great family photo ops. These seven walks and hikes around the South Sound offer great fall color and are easy enough for even your youngest hikers. (Closer to Seattle? Find more fall color on 8 Kid-Friendly Fall Hikes for Seattle- and Eastside-Area Families.)

Use the arrows above the image to discover great family hikes around the South Sound.

Editor's note: This article was originally published a few years ago. Some of the facilities mentioned, such as visitor centers or playgrounds, remain closed in fall of 2020. Please mask up and follow all guidelines.

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