Fall Color

What will you see at Chimney Rock this week?


We’re seeing bright bursts of color in a few spots around the Park.

Fall color at Hickory Nut Falls

10/18/17: Fall temperatures have finally made their way to Western North Carolina and we’re looking for them to help our leaves begin to change. As for now most the color in our area can be found at the highest elevations coming down into Hickory Nut Gorge from Asheville or Black Mountain.. There are sporadic understory trees such as the Flowering Dogwoods turning their purplish-red color or the Sourwoods with their more vibrant orange or red hues along our woodland trails. The first hickories here in the Park are showing off their golden yellows reminding us that more color is yet to come. We still have plenty of fall wildflowers to add some interest to any of the trails you may choose to explore. Be watching over the next couple weeks as we begin to see autumn creep down into the depths of the gorge.


For more information about what’s in bloom this fall, visit our What’s In Bloom page