10 Trails for Viewing Fall Foliage

A Selection of Leaf-Peeping Trails

Apple picking, crisp air and multicolored foliage. There’s something about autumn that warms our hearts as much as crackling fires warm our toes. Before entering winter's long nights and blankets of snow, trail users should embrace everything this transitional season has to offer. Here are 10 rail-trails across the United States that embody the sheer beauty of autumn.


Catskill Scenic Trail

New York

Photo by TrailLink user run jmc


Wood River Trail


Photo by Dev Khalsa Photography Dev Khalsa


Kennebec Valley Trail


Photo courtesy The Forks Area Chamber of Commerce


Nashua River Rail Trail

New Hampshire/Massachusetts

Photo by TrailLink user navas.julio20


Clarion-Little Toby Trail


Photo by TrailLink user jdubohio


Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail


Photo by TrailLink user mrdave


Salem Lake Trail

North Carolina

Photo by TrailLink user tomwhite0827


Guest River Gorge Trail


Photo by TrailLink user dawnsanders54


Henry Hudson Trail

New Jersey

Photo by TrailLink user fwzch


Ferry County Rail Trail


Photo by J. Foster Fanning, courtesy Ferry County Rail Trail Partners.

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