The Best Places To See Fall Foliage in the Blue Ridge Mountains

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See for yourself the abundance of nature, wildlife and beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains! Breathtaking scenic views in North Carolina will stun you year round, but there is something even more mesmerizing about the vistas in the fall. Check out these five places that we feel are the best places to see fall foliage in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Linville Falls

Linville Falls is home to two trails that are worth venturing out on during your visit. Each trail offers something for everyone no matter your skillset. One of the trails is more moderate but offers equal amounts of beauty. This easier trail offers views from the upper portion of the falls and several overlooks along the way. The second trail requires more skill, but it is rewarding to witness the views of the larger, lower portion of the falls. No matter your choice, each trail will leave you speechless!

Grandfather Mountain

One of the more notable and well known destinations is Grandfather Mountain. This attraction is one of the most popular locations to view the grand scenes of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Travel along the Blue Ridge Parkway, which in itself is a great way to see the fall colors, to Grandfather Mountain, one of the highest North Carolina peaks. Venture out onto the mile high swinging bridge or one of the many trails and soak in your surroundings.

Thunder Hill Overlook

Located at milepost 290.4 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Blowing Rock, NC Thunder Hill Overlook affords one of the best long-range views of the Piedmont of North Carolina. From this point, it has been said that you can catch the best sunrise available along the Parkway.

Boone Greenway

Though tame, this trail offers a nature surrounded walkway that everyone can enjoy! Because it is either paved or gravel the entire way, you have the ease of walking, running or biking along this greenway with the whole family, and even your furry friends can come along as long as they are on a leash.

From your Cabin’s Deck

While there are countless trails and attractions that feature views of the fall foliage, including the few we have named here, our favorite place to take in the mutli-colored scenes this time of year is from the porch of a Blue Ridge Mountain cabin rental. Valle Crucis Log Cabin Rentals offers a variety of cabins ranging in size and location to accommodate your needs. Visit our website to browse our cabins or call us today and allow us to guide you to the right cabin for you. Escape to the mountains this fall and explore the mountains while staying in one of our charming cabins.