Tanawha Trail

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The Tanawha Trail runs 13.5 miles from Julian Price Park to Beacon Heights and parallels the Blue Ridge Parkway through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the region.  The light of sunrise amplified the spectacular autumn colors that can be found along the trail near Rough Ridge.  (Photo by Skip Sickler)

This week and weekend will be a great time to enjoy fall color in the N.C. High Country. Autumn hues are reaching peak above 4,000 feet. Maples, sourwoods, ash, yellow birch, witch hazel and oaks are all beautiful at Grandfather Mountain right now.

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  • My family and I (including our 4 year old son, our 14 year old daughter, and our 1 year old) visited Grandfather Mountain the day after Christmas. The weather was beautiful and the view was amazing. Walking across the mile high bridge and standing on the peak was a magical moment for me and my children that I will keep in my mind as one of those moments that helps get you through the rest of your less magical days.
    James
    Saint Rose, LA
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