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Fall Colors Hike

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Upcoming Events:

Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 10:00am
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 9:30am
Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 2:00pm

Fall Colors Hike

All ages welcome; children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No pets please.  

Did you know you can predict what color leaves the trees will change to during the fall season? When you see trees during the summer months in their lush green stages of growth typically you do not think about what color the leaf will become in the fall. But what if you could? Join Ranger Sicard to learn about the process which makes the trees' leaves change to the colors they do, and how you can predict what colors you will have where you live.  Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions.  For more information, please contact us at 828-963-9522 or

Date of Event: 
Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Start Location: 
Profile Trail Parking Area, 4198 Hwy 105 S., Banner Elk, NC 28604

Hike Length and Difficulty: 
1.5 Mile Roundtrip, Moderate Terrain

9872 N.C. 105 S.
Suite #6
Banner Elk, NC 28604



Map of North Carolina

GPS: 36.111200, -81.811140


November - February: 8am - 6pm
March, April, May, September, October: 8am - 8pm
June, July, August: 8am - 9pm

To accommodate early hikes, park gates are not closed on a daily basis; however, they may close due to weather conditions.

OFFICE HOURS:  The state park office is open Monday through Friday, 8am - 4:30pm. You may contact our office during business hours or after hours; leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 9
Linville, NC 28646