South Carolina Fall Foliage

Witness the breathtaking fall colors of the Upstate.

Best Place to See Fall Foliage in South CarolinaWhere is the best place to see fall foliage in South Carolina? There may be no better spot to soak up the the spectacular reds, oranges and golds of autumn than in the South Carolina Upcountry amid the rugged beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountain foothills.

Plan a fall color foliage tour of South Carolina and take an unforgettable drive along the Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Highway (SC Hwy. 11). Besides fall color, foliage and stunning, indescribable view, you'll enjoy 130 miles of history, adventure, great hiking trails and even locally grown apples.

SC Hwy. 11 crosses the Mountain Bridge Wilderness and Recreation Area, which offers close proximity to Caesars Head State Park, Jones Gap State Park, Raven Cliff Falls and the Middle Saluda River, one of South Carolina's most scenic mountain rivers.  It’s often touted as the best place to see fall foliage in South Carolina by visitors and locals.

Along this scenic route, you'll enjoy visiting South Carolina's beautiful mountain waterfalls including Whitewater Falls with a total drop of 900 feet and six of the state's magnificent State Parks.

Don't miss the 1.5-mile hike to Station Cove Falls at Oconee Station State Historic Site where you'll find yourself surrounded by wonderful fall color. The Symmes Chapel, or "Pretty Place," sits on top of Standing Stone Mountain and features a breathtaking view. Don't be surprised if a wedding is taking place when you stop by.

Peak Foliage

South Carolina Fall Color FoliageThe peak period for fall color foliage in South Carolina's Upcountry occurs the 2nd-4th weeks in October as a general rule. Peak foliage for the remainder of the state occurs late October through early November. Visit South Carolina this fall for spectacular fall scenery! Also, watch the colors change LIVE from the Table Rock webcam!

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