When the fall season has finally arrived in Alabama, there’s no better way to celebrate this beautiful time of year than by taking a fall foliage road trip. For this special road trip, we’ve selected seven places in Alabama that are gorgeous during the fall season and a definite must-visit. So clear your calendar, gas up the car, and maybe make sure your windshield is clean because this road trip will take you on an adventure to the best fall foliage in Alabama that will simply mesmerize you. Ready? Let’s go!

As you can see, the total mileage for this “Alabama Fall Foliage Road Trip” is only 317 miles, with an estimated drive time of 6 hours and 33 minutes. Of course, you could certainly do the drive in one day if you really wanted to, but this is the type of road trip where you take your time, so we recommend you stop off along the way and make a long weekend out of it. You can view the actual Google map with directions on Google Maps.

Now, let’s take a look at seven gorgeous places that are perfect to visit during a fall foliage road trip in Alabama.

This wonderful video does an excellent job of summarizing the amazing fall colors of Alabama:

What do you think? Can you see yourself taking this road trip to see the best fall foliage in Alabama? Let us know in the comments below if you plan on taking this road trip! If you’re the ultimate fan of road trips (same), here’s another great Alabama road trip you’ll want to check out.

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Fall Foliage In Alabama

What is the best time to see peak fall foliage in Alabama?

Alabama is a beautiful state, especially in the fall.

  • Fall colors traditionally peak in Alabama around late October and continue to early November.
  • The more northern parts of the state could peak in mid-October, depending on weather patterns during that month.


Where are the best places in Alabama to see fall foliage?

Our state is chock full of beautiful places to see fall colors in Alabama.

  • For those looking to see Alabama in a beautiful array of yellows, oranges, and reds, your best bet is to head to one of the many state parks that pepper the state including Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham and Cheaha State Park in Delta, Alabama.
  • Of course, Palisades Park in Oneonta and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens both offer dazzling displays of peak fall foliage, if you can time your visits correctly.


What are the best Alabama hikes to take in the fall?

  • If you’re looking to immerse yourself in a sea of spectacular fall foliage, visit the Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden.
  • In addition to a beautiful 90-foot waterfall, the park also features a historic covered bridge, a botanical garden, and several nature trails that offer picture-perfect views of some of the best fall foliage in Alabama.

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