A bridge over the Boone Fork Creek transports hikers to a wonderland of fall color along the Tanawha Trail outside Linville, N.C. (Photo by Skip Sickler)

This area is accessible from the Boone Fork Parking Area on the Blue Ridge Parkway (milepost 300) and provides free, easy access to the Tanawha Trail, Daniel Boone Scout Trail, Nuwati Trail and Cragway Trail on Grandfather Mountain.

Throughout the High Country, even the rhododendrons are getting in on fall color change. While these shrubs are generally considered evergreen, rhododendrons do drop older leaves periodically and add splashes of yellow to the colorful fall foliage.