Fall Color Reports

Shenandoah staff post weekly Fall Color Reports each Friday throughout the color season. Usually the season is between late September to early November. The exact dates change every year. Fall Color Reports are based on the writer's observations during the preceding week. The Park is over 100 miles long and spans a wide elevation range. Fall color conditions can vary dramatically from area to area. Weather affects the color from day to day and even hour to hour. It is impossible to predict a peak. While we will do our best to give accurate reports, keep in mind the many variables impacting fall color. However you experience fall color in Shenandoah, know that what you see is a unique snapshot of an ever-changing, living forest.
A vine with red leaves crawling up a tree looking out to mountains in the distance.

2017 Fall Color Report

Check out what fall has in store for Shenandoah National Park in 2017!


Last updated: October 19, 2017

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