Fall Foliage Reports and Weekly Updates for 2016
It’s not to late to head to the Great Smoky Mountains to see the fall foliage. The lower elevations are peaking now and the weather is just beautiful!
10/31/2016 Fall Foliage Report and Update: Peak colors are past for most of the park but there is still a lot of color to see in the lower elevations. A ride in the Great Smoky Mountains this week will still offer some beautiful views. Especially at all the overlooks that offer a long-range view. Lower elevations are at peak now (under 2000 ft). Places to still see some fall foliage include the areas of Oconaluftee, Cades Cove and Townsend. The Little River Gorge Rd. and Laurel Creek Rd. are still a nice ride to view fall colors as you ride into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and toward Cades Cove. Cataloochee Valley, Gatlinburg, and Cherokee still have lots of color due to the level of elevation. There is still time this week to enjoy the fall colors in the Great Smoky Mountains and nearby areas. Sunny days with still above average temperatures are in the forecast this week and little chance of rain. A cold front on Thursday will bring cooler temperatures (but just in the mid 60’s!). The crowds may be a little off by now but the GSMNP still has some might pretty views of the fall foliage as November and the holiday season quickly arrive!