Top 5 Places to See Smoky Mountain Fall Colors in Pigeon Forge
Nestled in the Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge, is a fall lover’s paradise as a manifest of color change signifies the start of cooler weather. You can see the fall foliage in Pigeon Forge in numerous places around town, however we’ve pulled together a list of some of the places that offer the most spectacular views of the Smoky Mountain fall colors.
Another great viewing spot that should be on your list is the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel at The Island in Pigeon Forge. Take a ride on the 200 feet-tall wheel in an all-glass gondola to see the mountains and foliage like never before. After your ride, take a walk around the Island to see the many fall decorations throughout.
Tips for Viewing the Smoky Mountain Fall Colors:
- Colors start to change at higher elevations first and then spread down to the trees on the lower elevations. Generally this change begins for higher elevated areas in early October. The colors will peak within the mid and low elevations around mid-October through the start of November.
- The first trees to change are the Yellow Birch, American Beech, Hobblebush, Pin Cherry, and the Mountain Maple. At the height of the fall foliage season, you can expect to see trees like the Sugar Maple, Sweetgum, Red Maple, Scarlet Oak, and the Hickories in all their autumn glory.
- To check in on the Smoky Mountain fall foliage progression view one of the parks webcams: Purchase Knob looking Northeast and Look Rock looking East.