Mountain Foliage Reports

The mountains provide a scenic backdrop for fall foliage. Check here for new reports from our park rangers each week throughout the season to find photos and updates on peak conditions in the region.

You can share your own fall pictures and experiences with us on Facebook and Twitter. See what’s happening in other regions of the state with Piedmont Foliage Reports and Coastal Fishing and Activity Reports.

Reports and photos are provided by the park rangers and staff of the North Carolina State Parks system.

There are diverse and plentiful locations throughout the Piedmont for viewing fall color, from cities and state parks to one-of-a-kind events and festivals.

You can share your own fall pictures and experiences with us on Facebook and Twitter. See what’s happening in other regions of the state with Mountain Foliage Reports and Coastal Fishing and Activity Reports.

Reports and photos are provided by the park rangers and staff of the North Carolina State Parks system.

Take advantage of the mild temperatures, warm water and uncrowded beaches at the coast during fall. Check here for reports from our park rangers on water temperatures, fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities.

You can share your own fall pictures and experiences with us on Facebook and Twitter. See what’s happening in other regions of the state with Mountain Foliage Reports and Piedmont Foliage Reports.

Reports and photos are provided by the park rangers and staff of the North Carolina State Parks system.

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Nov. 20 Report - Falls Lake State Recreation Area

Nov. 20 Report - Falls Lake State Recreation Area

Wake Forest

We continue to enjoy some of the color variation that comes with the season. Before long, the canopies will be covered in greens and grays only.

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Nov. 19 Report - Raven Rock State Park

Nov. 19 Report - Raven Rock State Park

Lillington

As you hike the trails at Raven Rock, you can see through the forest. Our many oaks' leaves have turned brown and are falling softly to the ground, however you can still view the last reds and yellows of…

Nov. 15 Report - Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

Nov. 15 Report - Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

Henderson

Many of the trees have shed their foliage and there is an abundance of leaf litter on the ground. The landscape still shows some warm autumn reds and yellows turning slowly to brown. Kerr Lake is a great…

Nov. 14 Report - Mayo River State Park

Nov. 14 Report - Mayo River State Park

We are past peak, and most of the canopy leaves are gone. There is still some color in the understory trees.

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Nov. 9 Report - William B. Umstead State Park

Nov. 9 Report - William B. Umstead State Park

Raleigh

The leaves are falling but some beautiful color remains. We have miles of trail, camping, picnicking and fishing opportunities to enjoy. Fall and winter are beautiful times at William B. Umstead State Park…

Nov. 9 Report - Raven Rock State Park

Nov. 9 Report - Raven Rock State Park

Lillington

As you walk the trails at Raven Rock, you can see the oaks are turning brown and falling. Yellows are predominate throughout the park with reds still waiting to show.

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Nov. 7 Report - Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

Nov. 7 Report - Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

Henderson

The landscape is in full autumn blaze. All species of trees that exhibit change in foliage during autumn are now affected. We are at peak foliage. The landscape is surrounded by reds, yellows, oranges and…

Nov. 6 Report - Falls Lake State Recreation Area

Nov. 6 Report - Falls Lake State Recreation Area

Wake Forest

There are still some dark reds and yellows in the trees, but most of the leaves around Falls Lake are now dominated by various shades of muted oranges and browns.

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Nov. 5 Report - Crowders Mountain State Park

Kings Mountain

As quickly as the change came, the peak time for our fall colors has passed. The park had four days of really nice color in the leaves, but the majority have fallen. The remaining leaves have significantly…

Nov. 3 Report - Eno River State Park

Durham

This week we will see the peak of our fall color change. Maples and sweetgums are really putting on a show.

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Nov. 2 Report - Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

Nov. 2 Report - Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

Apex

The water temperature is currently 67 degrees, and fishing conditions are hit and miss. Fishermen can catch all seven game fish at this time, including: largemouth bass, crappie, striper, hybrids, bream,…

Nov. 1 Report - Raven Rock State Park

Nov. 1 Report - Raven Rock State Park

Lillington

Maples and sweet gums are vibrant in color with fiery oranges and reds. Most leaves have turned yellow. This weekend should be great to enjoy the colors while hiking, riding horses or paddling through the…

Nov. 1 Report - Crowders Mountain State Park

Kings Mountain

We are pleased to announce the frost last week was the catalyst needed to start the color change at the park. Colors will be muted this year, but we are finally getting the yellow-gold, yellow-orange colors…

Oct. 31 Report - Pilot Mountain State Park

Pinnacle

Most of the park is showing really nice color. We're beginning to see leaves thinning at the very top of the mountain. There are still some areas around the base of the mountain with exceptional color. Some…

Oct. 31 Report - Hanging Rock State Park

Oct. 31 Report - Hanging Rock State Park

Danbury

Hanging Rock State Park is officially at its peak color season. The entire park is lit up with amazing red, yellow and orange leaves! Now is the time to get those fall photos.

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Oct. 31 Report - Haw River State Park

Browns Summit

Fall colors are at their peak this week. The landscape is filled with vibrant reds and yellows.

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