Author: Jess Beauchemin | Published: September 12, 2022 | Category: Where-To
Four amazing hikes with fall colors on Steens Mountain and Hart Mountain
I grew up in New England, where the vibrant autumn leaves draw visitors from all over the world. You can also find fall colors that are worth traveling for in eastern Oregon. Quaking aspen, known for their delicate leaves that “quake” or tremble in the breeze, turn a striking golden yellow in the fall. Aspens grow in dense colonies, which is great for leaf-peepers; you’ll never find just one.
When planning a fall foliage hike, you can think of the old real estate adage, with a twist. For fall color, it’s: location, location, timing. Fall colors typically peak mid-October, but depending on weather and temperature patterns, you may find colorful aspen leaves from late September through early November.
If you’d like to walk among the aspen this fall, take a trip out to one of these incredible trails.