Where to See Fall Foliage in the Pacific Northwest

The best parts about fall are often fleeting, so make the most out of leaf peeping season while you can.

To get your fall foliage fix, check out these 5 hikes to hit in the Pacific Northwest. And to make sure you’re ready for chillier temperatures, we’re sharing a few of our favorite Cutter and Buck light layers to keep you dry and warm so you can focus on taking in the scenery. 

 

Where to go:

 

#1 Soak in the Scenery International Selkirk Loop

Where: Idaho

This 280-mile breathtaking byway passes through Canada, Idaho, and the Washington State, but according to Trip Savvy, the best views are in northern Idaho. To immerse yourself in incredible local wildlife and get a good workout in, head to The Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge.

 

#2 Swing by the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in Oregon

Where: Oregon

Take a long road trip to wind through the Colombia River Gorge National Scenic Area, right off of Interstate 84 in Oregon. Explore more than 80 miles of captivating fall color, with deep rich hues through October. Stop to stretch your legs and stare at the view. 

 

#3: Wander through the Kubota Garden

Where: Washington

Noted as a dreamy and dramatic urban oasis by Travel Zoo, the award-winning garden is home to iconic Japanese maple trees and thriving koi ponds. Designed by the acclaimed gardener ​​Fujitaro Kubota, this piece of paradise offers free admission and self-guided tours. 

 

#4: Kayak on Lake Crescent 

Where: Washington

Nestled in Olympic National Park, you can take your kayak out for a tour of the glacier-carved lake to gaze at the lush trees. A hike through the old-growth hemlock, alder and cedar trees is recommended too, complete with a captivating view of mossy and marvelous terrain in Marymere Falls.

 

#5: Venture to the VanDusen Botanical Gardens

Where: Vancouver

The peak of fall happiness can be found in the heart of Vancouver, which features more than 7,500 international plant species. Throughout October the VanDusen Botanical Gardens are hosting Harvest Days, which offers activities, and a mesmerizing maze.

 

What to pack:

 

#1 Comfortable lightweight jacket for warmer days.

 

For Him: Cutter & Buck Mainsail Sweater-Knit Mens Full Zip Jacket

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#2 Protective pullover as the temperatures drop

 

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#3 Sturdy windbreaker for a sun shower or the first flurries

 

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