Catch a Final Glimpse of Fall Color – Week of 10/30

November 1, 2023

Now that October has left our calendars, you will find stunning foliage lingering in lower elevations of West Virginia. The state has showcased some of its best fall foliage in recent years, so you won’t want to miss this tail end of this season’s colors!

Our Live Leaf Map lets you stay updated on where to find the brightest crimsons, burnt oranges and stunning yellows in Almost Heaven. From lively mountain towns to serene state parks, Almost Heaven has scenic spots to enjoy its vibrant colors this week.

Before the trees go bare, fill your week with some of the Mountain State’s best colors at these beautiful destinations!

Metro Valley

The Metro Valley is showcasing some of the best fall foliage in Almost Heaven. Take a cruise down Kanawha Boulevard in Charleston for stunning views of vibrantly painted cedar, birch and oak trees planted along the riverbank. If you want to slow down the pace, park your car and take a stroll around the West Virginia State Capitol Complex.

The Sunrise Carriage Trail makes for an easy yet rewarding hike with plenty of fall foliage. Enjoy 1.4 miles out and back of this beautiful, historic part of Charleston. This hidden gem is within stone-throwing distance of the South Side Bridge, which makes it the perfect escape from the city buzz. This trail has a gradual slope and zig zags all the way to the top, and you’re surrounded by beautiful trees the entire way up or down.

After exploring the state’s largest city, head westbound to Ritter Park in Huntington. There are many walking trails along Four Point Creek – where you will find all of the season’s best colors.

Logan County

Deep within the hills and valleys of Logan County is Chief Logan State Park. This 4,000-acre state park is perfect for leaf peeping as it is full of deciduous trees like sugar maple American birch. More than 18 miles of hiking trails boast amazing fall foliage views, and you’ll hear plenty of leaves crunching under your hiking boots. You can easily extend your stay here as there are plenty of lodging options.

Chief Logan State Park is near the renowned Hatfield-McCoy Trail Systems, which is known for its adrenaline-fueling ATV trails. As several of the 1,000 miles of off-roading fun are in Logan County, you don’t have to travel far to see some of the best fall colors blurring together at higher speeds.

Mercer County

Are you a waterfall lover? Take a drive down State Highway 10 South and check out Campbell Falls and Mash Fork Falls at Camp Creek State Park. This state park has roughly 6,000 acres of lush forests and 35 miles of hiking trails. Fall colors create the perfect backdrop for viewing each of the falls’ cascading waters plummet to the sandstone ledges below.

Don’t forget to check in at each waterfall on your digital Waterfall Trail Passport to win exclusive waterfall prizes!

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