8 Day Hikes in the U.S. That You'll Love

When the summer heat finally breaks (one day soon?) and cooler weather sets in, you’ll probably want to spend as much time outside as you can. In between your apple picking and leaf-raking, why not make the most of the crisp autumn weather by embarking on a scenic day hike?

Whether you’re an avid hiker or a total rookie (raises hand awkwardly), there are wonderful and accessible hiking trails across the U.S. that will get your heart pumping, all while providing breathtaking panoramic views worthy of Instagram. So go ahead—discover the beauty our country has to offer with these eight bucket-list day hikes.