Fall Foliage Update October 10, 2017
The small amount of rain we got last week helped... in a small way. Hopefully the rain that is in this week's forecast will happen, and improve our fall colors!!! For now, everything is still predominantly green, with some colors peeking through.
Central Arkansas / Little Rock Area
Peak for this area is expected in the next 2 to 3 weeks. So, plan your road trip now to get outside and enjoy the changing colors of the fall season!
You will find Pinnacle Mountain State Park just over a mile from the northwest edge of Little Rock, AR, in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains. The primary natural feature of the 2,000 acre park is Pinnacle Mountain with an elevation 1,011 feet. The park address is 11901 Pinnacle Valley Rd, Roland, AR 72135. Call (501) 868-5806 for more information. They are open from 6:30 am to 8:00 pm.
Colors: Some yellows on the Sweet Gums, reds on the Black Gums and Sumac and browns on the Oaks.
Peak: 3 to 4 weeks
Best Views: Top of Pinnacle Mountain. You can take a strenuous hike on the East Summit Trail, or the West Summit Trail, or a slightly less strenuous hike along the East Quarry Trail. Or simply enjoy the view from the back deck of the Visitor's Center, or the comfort of your own car on a leisurely drive along Pinnacle Valley Road.
Woolly Hollow State Park is a 370-acre Arkansas state park in Faulkner County, near Greenbrier. The address is 82 Woolly Hollow Rd, Greenbrier, AR 72058. Call (501) 679-2098 for more information. The are open from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Colors: Pale pinks, light oranges and yellow. Black Gums and Virginia Creepers are turning scarlet red.
Peak: Approximately 2 weeks.
Best Views: drive along Highway 65 north from Greenbrier, take a fall color kayak tour, or go for a hike along Huckleberry Trail.
With miles of bike trails and a burgeoning arts district, North Little Rock is a great place to take a day or weekend trip. Come where sweet iced tea, a sense of humor and a spirit of creativity are necessities.
Colors: Mostly green, some browns and yellows. Some cypress trees starting to show browns and reds.
Peak: Approximately 2 weeks
Best Views: Burns Park, Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park, a bike ride along Highway 165 to Scott.