Stories by Fall Color Hunter

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Orange Tree in Fall

Each autumn, the Asheville Fall Color Hunter teams up with local foliage experts and area attractions to bring you the annual fall color forecast, as well as weekly update on when and where to catch the best and brightest fall color in the region.

Graveyard Fields in Fall

Best Fall Hikes Near Asheville, N.C.

Imagine hearing the leaves crunch under your feet as you feast your eyes on the golds, oranges and reds of autumn that surround you. The iconic trails of the Asheville area can be explored during any season but many of these trails in the Blue Ridge Mountains offer a truly special experience in the fall. There are few better ways to soak in the colors of fall foliage than with a

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Biltmore Late Fall 2016

Asheville, N.C. 2018 Fall Foliage Report and New Fall Adventures

Asheville, N.C., in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, is known for having one of the longest and most colorful fall foliage seasons in the world. Thanks to a large variation in elevation and unmatched biodiversity in the Asheville area, that long color season extends from late September (at the highest locations like Grandfather Mountain and Mount Mitchell) to early November (lower

Biltmore Late Fall 2016

Fall Color Report for October 27, 2016

Thanks to a late start to the fall foliage season this year, autumn color is bursting in many areas that in years past would have already had their strongest showing. That means Asheville is enjoying an even longer, and later, fall color season than normal, giving you an extended opportunity to see the show well into November.   Now is a great time to book your getaway to town. Click HERE to

Early Fall in Mills River

Fall Color Report for October 13, 2016

Beautiful sunny days and cool nights are helping to propel fall color forward in Western North Carolina! While fall color is running about a week behind this year, the higher elevations could see their brightest color of the season within the next seven days. Color is still in pockets along the slopes just below the highest elevations, but experts say the leaf changes should now "progress

2015 Fall Color: Winding BRP

Fall Color Forecast 2016: Long Leaf Season Ahead

Autumn in overtime! One of the world's longest fall foliage seasons will get even longer this year. According to biologists and climate scientists, Asheville, North Carolina, and the Blue Ridge Mountains could experience an extended fall leaf season, giving travelers fall vacation opportunities from late September through early November. The extended season is a bonus on what is already

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2015 Fall Color: Hickory Nut Gorge

Fall Color Report for November 5, 2015

Fall Color Hunting Japanese Maple. Photo courtesy of The Biltmore Company.Never fear, leaf-peeping procrastinators, the mountains are still displaying beautiful autumn hues with the best color now reaching into lower elevations around 2,000–2,500 feet in elevation. Around Asheville you’ll still find color in the downtown area and through the tree-lined streets of Biltmore Village.

2015 Fall Color: Yellow Tree

Fall Color Report for October 29, 2015

Fall Color Hunting Color shines on the rolling hills of Biltmore Estate. Photo by Amanda Green Bottoms.This is Asheville’s week to shine as fall color has descended from the highest elevations to areas around the 2,000–3,000 foot range. Many areas above 3,000 feet are now past their prime, but there's plenty of color yet to come as the transition slides down into surrounding

2015 Fall Color: Colorful Canopy

Fall Color Report for October 22, 2015

Fall Color Hunting Color at lower elevations shines near Mount Mitchell. Photo by Appalachian Exposures.The first frosts of the season passed through the mountains this week providing a catalyst for more widespread fall color throughout the mid-range elevations, which include areas immediately surrounding Asheville and those between 2,500 and 3,500 feet, with 3,000 feet being a sweet spot for

2015 Fall Color: Winding BRP

Fall Color Report for October 15, 2015

Fall Color Hunting Anyone heading out on a fall color excursion this week will not be disappointed. Fall foliage has reached its peak in the higher elevation (above 5,000 feet) and is now descending into areas between 3,500-4,500 feet. In this mid-elevation range, trees are currently around 50-75% in transition, depending on where you’re viewing. In the Asheville area, the color transition

2015 Fall Color: East Fork Overlook

Fall Color Report for October 8, 2015

Fall Color Hunting A colorful view from Rough Ridge (milepost 302.8 on the Blue Ridge Parkway). Photo by Robert Stevens.The significant rainfall has finally passed us by and we’ve returned to our normal weather patterns of warm sunny days and cool nights, which are the key ingredients to a stellar fall color season. Fortunately most of the forests were predominantly green across Western

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