Great scenery and an easy hike along the cliff on the Escarpment trail.
You don’t need to hike to get great views of Lake of the Clouds. Just drive up to the overlook. We were there on September 9 so there wasn’t much fall color yet, but what there was, was pretty. There are also stunning rock outcrops.
If you do want to hike, the Escarpment trail starts at the overlook. It’s an easy hike along the ridge.