- Starting from Asheville, take the Blue Ridge Parkway north to Mount Mitchell (elevation 6,684 feet). This is the highest peak east of the Mississippi River.
- Continue north along the parkway, and you will pass by Linville Falls, and take one of two hiking trails to see either the upper or lower waterfalls here.
- Continue north on the Blue Ridge Parkway to Grandfather Mountain (5,890 feet, pictured), where you can see the fall foliage appearing from the swinging bridge.
- Drive back onto the parkway, and head south to return to Asheville.
Also see: Fall Scenic Drives Fall Scenic Motorcycle Rides Fall Scenic Craft Trail Drives