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Fall Photo of the Day at Grandfather

Fall color makes for a colorful canopy on the Grandfather Mountain Profile Trail. The 3.1-mile Profile Trail begins as a scenic, rolling pathway through seasonal wildflowers, the Watauga River and rhododendron thickets, all under a hardwood canopy. The upper sections grow steeper, eventually becoming strenuous, as the trail climbs .3 miles before joining the Grandfather Trail, a steep and rocky ascent that calls for careful footwork. The reward is an unparalleled view from the top. Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

See the latest fall color update in the High Country here.