Grandfather Mountain fall foliage colors, mid October. Blue Ridge Parkway, Pisgah NF, North Carolina, USA.
Enjoy fall foliage colors in mid October at Grandfather Mountain on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina, USA. This photo is from Beacon Heights Parking Area (Parkway Milepost 305.2, elevation 4220 feet) near the intersection with Hwy 221 (near Grandfather Mountain Entrance Road). Don't miss walking the Beacon Heights Trail, a half-mile round trip with 130 feet gain to a rock outcropping with vast views. The scenic 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway was built 1935-1987 to aesthetically connect Shenandoah National Park (in Virginia) with Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina, following crestlines and the Appalachian Trail.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download