You'll really enjoy the scenery when you go hiking. Certainly, there's a lot to see when you're driving, but when you slow down to a walking pace, the blur disappears. The world looks a little clearer. You'll notice the trees, the texture of the bark, and the colour of the leaves.
Of all the hiking gear and equipment you need, your hiking boots are probably the most important. Good boots give you traction and support throughout the hike.