Fall Color Reports

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2021 Fall Colors

September 27

Turkey Pen Trail (B-E): Some Sourwood foliage is colorful. Few Blueberry and Winged Sumac are colorful. 

Schoolhouse Gap Trail (B to Turkey Pen Trail): A couple of beautiful and colorful Virginia Creepers.

Bote Mountain Trail (B to Finely Cane Trail): One Red Maple tree very beautiful. After the first mile some of the Sourwood foliage is really nice.

September 24

Lumber Ridge Trail (B-E): Some of the Blueberry and Sourwood are changing to fall colors. A few Red Maple, Sassafras, and Sugar Maple are changing to fall colors.

September 17

Rich Mountain Loop Trail (B-E): Some of the Blue Berry, Dogwood, Red Maple, Sugar Maple and Sourwood’s foliage is changing colors. 

Crooked Arm Trail (B-E): The foliage is starting to change colors on some of the Red Maple and Sourwood.  Some very colorful Sourwood.

Indian Grave Trail (From Crooked Arm Trail to Rich Mountain Loop Trail):  Some of the Red Maple and Sourwood leaves are changing colors.  Some of the Sourwood are becoming very colorful.

August 9

Rainbow Falls Trail to the falls, breakdown by tree variety:




Few of the leaves are turning

Red Maple

Few of the leaves are turning


Some of the leaves are turning red


Few of the leaves are turning

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