Fall Color Gallery

Price Lake

Price Lake

Fall color makes a splash at Price Lake, located near milepost 297 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship...
Bear Habitat

Bear Habitat

Grandfather Mountain’s resident black bears enjoy more than just the bear necessities — such as a magnificent view of fall color from their environmental wildlife habitat. Fortunately, the view can be seen from the overlook above their habitat, as well. Fall...
View from Grandmother Mountain

View from Grandmother Mountain

The Oct. 8 sunrise highlights the red and orange foliage that’s becoming ever more prevalent on Grandfather Mountain, as seen from neighboring Grandmother Mountain. Grandmother Mountain also offers a stunning view of Beacon Heights (milepost 305.2 on the Blue...
Two Bridges

Two Bridges

The Linn Cove Viaduct is flanked by Grandfather Mountain’s Mile High Swinging Bridge in the distance, as fall color spreads along the mountain’s ridgelines. Fall color explodes along the Blue Ridge Parkway’s Linn Cove Viaduct. According to Dr. Howie...
Near Split Rock

Near Split Rock

Vibrant red foliage helps frame a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, as seen during the evening hours of Oct. 5 from the Split Rock area on Grandfather Mountain. The Oct. 5 sunset complements fall color on Grandfather Mountain, as well as dapples of foliage on...
The Top

The Top

Most people look to the treetops for fall color, but on Grandfather Mountain, leaf-lookers can also direct their gaze downward. Spruce fir evergreens are nestled along Grandfather Mountain’s Linville Peak, leaving fall color to the shrubs and low-growing flora...
Parkway & 221

Parkway & 221

Golden foliage frames the waterfall at the intersection of U.S. 221 and the Blue Ridge Parkway, on the way to Grandfather Mountain’s Entrance Gate. Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship...
Stack Rock Bridge

Stack Rock Bridge

Fall color bursts into the scene over Stack Rock Bridge, near milepost 304 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This particular section is already showing vibrant displays of fall foliage, as color becomes more prominent in the WNC High Country’s higher elevations. Photo...
Linn Cove Viaduct

Linn Cove Viaduct

Fall color moves along the slopes of Grandfather Mountain near the Linn Cove Viaduct, as pictured during the evening hours of Oct. 1. Grandfather offers an ideal vantage point to observe the foliage — first on the mountain itself and later in the valleys below, as...
Fall on the Rise

Fall on the Rise

Fall color is on the rise at Grandfather Mountain, as fiery red maple leaves burst on their branches. Recent cool weather seems to have flipped the switch on fall foliage, with numerous trees at various elevations shedding their summer hues for their autumn...