This fall, as the air turns crisp and the rolling hills change from mottled green to a fiery mosaic of yellow, orange and red, get out of the house and into the woods, as autumn is prime time for hiking in the Ozarks. The worst of the pesky bugs have disappeared with the heat, and the forests are ablaze with color. In this story you’ll find 12 trails packed with breathtaking vistas, unusual geographic features, towering waterfalls and miles to explore. We’ve rounded up something for everyone, so, no matter your skill level, you can find the perfect hike. We’ve also tried to take the guesswork out of planning so you spend less time researching your trip and more time exploring. Just be sure to wear the right shoes, tell a buddy where you'll be, follow park and trail rules and get ready to lose yourself in the gorgeous glory that is autumn in the Ozarks.