Watauga River

Watauga River

Fallen leaves litter rocks along the Watauga River on the Profile Trail at Grandfather…

Linville Falls

Linville Falls

Water flows over the upper falls at Linville Falls en route to the 45-foot plunge. (Photo by…

Old Cranberry School

Old Cranberry School

A line of colorful maples stands outside the Old Cranberry School in Avery County, N.C., while…

Crossnore

Crossnore

Fall colors envelop a barn on U.S. 221 beween Crossnore and Linville Falls in Avery County,…

Erwin’s View Overlook

Erwin’s View Overlook

The Linville River winds through colorful trees near Erwin’s View Overlook at Linville Falls….

Flat Rock Trail

Flat Rock Trail

Fallen leaves gather on a mushroom-ridden log near Grandfather Mountain. (Photo by Skip…

Flat Rock

Flat Rock

Views of Grandfather Mountain from the Flat Rock Trail off the Blue Ridge Parkway prove that…

Valle Crucis

Valle Crucis

Green and gold intermingle on this hillside in Valle Crucis, N.C. (photo by Skip Sickler). Just…

Avery Co.

Avery Co.

Psychedelic sumac trees line the side of a rural road in Avery County, N.C. (Photo by Skip…

Beacon Heights

Beacon Heights

Vivid red blueberry bushes, dark green rhododendrons and the oranges and yellows of autumn…

Mill Pond

Mill Pond

Downstream from the Mill Pond in Banner Elk, runoff from Tuesday’s storms gushes among the…

Linville Bluffs

Linville Bluffs

Heavy fog and rain greets visitors to the High Country today, but the autumn colors provide a…

Meadows

Meadows

Water droplets collect along the stems of a burning bush (Euonymus alatus) at Grandfather…

Deer Habitat

Deer Habitat

A deer ambles through the animal habitat at grandfather Mountain as if admiring the autumn…

Grandfather Lake

Grandfather Lake

While fall color is reaching peak on the high-elevation ridges of Grandfather Mountain, the…

Camp Yonahnoka

Camp Yonahnoka

Fall colors dance on the edge of the lake at Camp Yonahnoka, just south of Grandfather Mountain…

Boone Fork Trail

Boone Fork Trail

A bridge over the Boone Fork Creek transports hikers to a wonderland of fall color along the…

Linville Ridge

Linville Ridge

Fall color seeps from the upper reaches of Grandfather Mountain to areas below to create a…

Rough Ridge Overlook

Rough Ridge Overlook

The sun rises above the varied yellows, oranges and greens of Rough Ridge, off the Blue Ridge…

Rough Ridge Overlook

Rough Ridge Overlook

A hiker gazes at the beauty from Rough Ridge, looking south toward the Linn Cove Viaduct and…

Price Park Picnic Area

Price Park Picnic Area

Morning fog lifts to reveal shades of autumn color on the Blue Ridge Parkway near the Price…

The crimson leaves of the sourwood tree are among the most showy now visible in the High…

Bass Lake

Bass Lake

Many maple trees surrounding Bass Lake in Blowing Rock, N.C., are beginning to shed their…

Tanawha Trail

Tanawha Trail

A stately red maple stands watch over a pasture off the Tanawha Trail near Holloway Mountain…

Linn Cove Viaduct

Linn Cove Viaduct

Bright yellow goldenrods coordinate pleasantly with the changing leaves near the Linn Cove…

Stack Rock

Stack Rock

The view from Grandfather Mountain’s Linville Peak shows bursts of vibrant color appearing near…

Price Lake

Price Lake

A fisherman enjoys the stillness of Price Lake, located on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing…

Grandfather Ridgeline

Grandfather Ridgeline

Afternoon sun hitting the western slopes of Grandfather Mountain in Linville shows fall color…

Jesse Brown Cabin

Jesse Brown Cabin

Hints of fall color are emerging along the Blue Ridge Parkway, including outside the Jesse…