Here are some great tips and places to view the Great Smoky Mountains Fall Foliage
The highest elevation above 4,000 feet peak first about the first 2 weeks of October. Elevations in the 2000-3000 feet range peak about mid to late October or even early November. But the Great Smoky Mountains National Park covers such a large area of land there is always somewhere at peak or near peak as you travel in the park.
The Great Smoky Mountain National Park mountain ranges have elevations from just over 875 feet to 6,643 feet. So a trip to view the fall color show anytime in October will reward you with a spectacular show of color.
Some popular spots to view the Great Smoky Mountains fall foliage can be found at Fall Foliage.