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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Oct. 31 Report - Mayo River State Park

Oct. 31 Report - Mayo River State Park

Mayodan

Peak colors have arrived at the Mayo Mountain Access, Tyne Road and Deshazo Mill Road. We are past peak at the rivers edge.

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Oct. 30 Report - Falls Lake State Recreation Area

Oct. 30 Report - Falls Lake State Recreation Area

Wake Forest

The trees around Falls Lake have reached their peak fall colors. Come by and see for yourself the vibrant reds, yellows and oranges while they’re still in the crowns.

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Oct. 30 Report - William B. Umstead State Park

Oct. 30 Report - William B. Umstead State Park

Raleigh

Fall color change is happening at William B. Umstead State Park! We are seeing many beautiful reds and yellows.

The next two weekends should be excellent times to visit the park. We have miles of…

Oct. 23 Report - Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

Oct. 23 Report - Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

Henderson

Autumn foliage is at about 60% on the way to peak. The landscape is now full of brilliant golds, warm oranges and deep reds. Oaks are some of the only species still showing little to no change.

Oct. 23 Report - Falls Lake State Recreation Area

Oct. 23 Report - Falls Lake State Recreation Area

Wake Forest

There is still an abundance of yellow in the crowns of the hickories and poplars. Our maples are starting to show their red hues along with the sourwoods.

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Oct. 23 Report - Pilot Mountain State Park

Pinnacle

We're beginning to see more color throughout the entire park here at Pilot Mountain State Park. There are still some areas with green, but that should change in the upcoming week. Some of the sourwoods and…

Oct. 21 Report - Mayo River State Park

Oct. 21 Report - Mayo River State Park

Mayodan

There's still have some green, but we are beginning to see more yellow, gold and some orange in the foliage now. Our leaves are falling quickly.

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Oct. 20 Report - Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

Oct. 20 Report - Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

Apex

The water temperature is currently 71 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,…

Oct. 21 Report - Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

Oct. 21 Report - Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

Henderson

We still have a lot of green, but most deciduous trees are showing some signs of foliage change. We are at about 40 percent fall foliage as of this week. We expect to be at 100 percent fall foliage by the…

Oct. 18 Report - William B. Umstead State Park

Oct. 18 Report - William B. Umstead State Park

Raleigh

We are starting to see some color change at William B. Umstead State Park. Some golds and reds are beginning to appear. Many trees still remain green but are on the verge of turning. We can expect to see…

Oct. 18 Report - Hanging Rock State Park

Oct. 18 Report - Hanging Rock State Park

Danbury

The canopy trees are just starting to relinquish their color. Undergrowth trees such as sourwood, dogwood and sassafras are displaying an amazing array of red, yellow and orange hues. The maples are just…

Oct. 18 Report - Haw River State Park

Browns Summit

There's not much change in color this week. The dogwoods and sourwoods are turning red, while the tulip poplars and hickories have started to change to a golden yellow color.

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Oct. 16 Report - Falls Lake State Recreation Area

Oct. 16 Report - Falls Lake State Recreation Area

Wake Forest

Hickories are a nice golden yellow, and sweetgums and poplars continue to turn yellow as their leaves fall. The oaks and maples are still holding onto their green colors but should start to transition…

Oct. 14 Report - Raven Rock State Park

Oct. 14 Report - Raven Rock State Park

Lillington

Hiking the trails at Raven Rock, you can see a small change in color with yellows being the most predominant. However, most leaves still remain green. Dogwoods are changing to red and should be showing off…

Oct. 11 Report - Lake Norman State Park

Oct. 11 Report - Lake Norman State Park

Troutman

We still have a lot of green in the park, but some leaves are changing. The dogwoods and sourwoods are turning to a nice red. The tulip poplars, hickories and beech trees have started to change to a golden…

Oct. 11 Report - Mayo River State Park

Oct. 11 Report - Mayo River State Park

Mayodan

We still have some green, but are starting to see more yellow, gold and some orange in the foliage.

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