Fall is possibly our favorite time of year. Mother Nature shows off her true colors and turns the forest into a kaleidoscope. Here is an inside scoop on how to maximize your fall trip to The Gorge.
- The best time to experience leaf season at THE GORGE are the second and third weeks of October.
- If you want views AND color, come the first week of November. The top will give you the view and the bottom will give you the color.
- Due to the extremely bio diverse fauna of the gorge, you will see leaves in every shape, size and color.
- The Gorge is about 1 week behind Asheville for peak leave
- With this year’s Goldie Locks summer (not too hot or dry) and the warm sunny September days and cool nights will make this year’s leaf season off the hook.
- The southern Appalachians are home to dozens of tree species, which makes the fall color vary and last longer (about 8 weeks) than the northern states.
- THE GORGE's lower elevation compared to Asheville will equate to the warmest Asheville area zipline (about 3-5ºF warmer)
Autumn is a time of harvest and gathering, not only crops - but memories too. Gather your friends and family and come experience an unforgettable ride through the rainbow at THE GORGE.