Fall Foliage

Fall has officially arrived, and soon we will be fascinated with the beautiful colors that the season brings.   Keep a live look on the fall foliage from the Upstate with our Table Rock webcam, and don't miss our fall foliage reports posted each Wednesday.

Also, check out this story on fall foliage viewing in our state parks and visit our State Parks Facebook Page and post your best photos of fall foliage across our parks.

Fall Color Report, November 20, 2019

Our short-lived peak of fall color has quickly passed and now what remains is the late autumn tones of brown with some deep scarlet sprinkled in.  Soon the forest landscape will display only evergreens and the dormancy of bare hardwoods.  Only American Beech trees and some oaks will claim shriveled tan leaves that will cling through the winter.

Fall Color Report, November 13, 2019

The peak of fall color has arrived in the mountains and before wind, rains, and time strip all the leaves away, we should be able to enjoy the late fall display of foliage a little while longer.  Although not bright, the post-peak leaves will provide attractive tones of brown, gold, and russet as we approach Thanksgiving.  

Fall Color Report, November 6, 2019

The higher mountain peaks and ridges are revealing good color now, but soon will be void of leaves.  Increasing color is creeping down the slopes and the best viewing will be now into next week. The early season heat and dryness seems to have prevented an overall brighter foliage display, but get out and enjoy what has been served up for us.  Fall leaf-looking is always a special time with all that the forest provides to our senses.

Fall Color Report, October 30, 2019

The forest foliage is finally popping with more color day by day.  Despite the recent, much needed rain stripping some leaves, plenty more should remain to provide an awesome autumn array across the landscape.  The peak of display in the Upstate may arrive in the next 7-10 days with some colder nights upcoming.  

Fall Color Report, October 16, 2019

Only subtle changes have taken place with the foliage scene over the last week, with darker greens fading a bit more.  A couple nights with lows in the upper 30’s to low 40’s are on tap before the weekend which should help speed up the process.  At this point, it appears the peak for color may delay until the first or second week of November.

Fall Color Report, October 9, 2019

Summer weather has finally loosened its grip and normal fall temperatures have replaced the heat.  However, drought conditions are increasing due to little or no rainfall. Until the nights get chilly to trigger the advance of fall color, the forest remains mostly green, although the deep green of summer has paled.  Tulip Poplar leaves are turning yellow as they always do and there are a few Sourwood trees sporting some brighter red leaves.

Looking for an easy fall hike?  Check out this story about three beautiful hikes to take this fall!

Best Parks for Fall Foliage Viewing

Read more about color change and autumn here.