One of my favorite fall places to hike is Shawnee State Forest. Unfortunately, having the time to get there is another thing. Some great places to head to for incredible fall foliage hiking are California Woods, Bachelor Woods at Miami of Ohio, East Fork State Park Backpacking trail, and Miami Whitewater Forest.
If you are starting out in the morning, wear layers so you can stay warm in the cool damp air and as the day heats up you can peel off a layer. Of course, water wicking fabrics are the best choice. Keep the jeans at home and wear convertible pants that go from pants to shorts that you can zip off the legs when it gets too warm.
I also prefer to wear a ball cap in the fall. It keeps the sun out of my eyes and my head warm. If it is really chilly out, I use ear muffs. Yep, I look a little goofy but I’m warm, dry, and happy.