The best vantage point for the Smoky Mountains' epic fall foliage season, which runs from late September to early November, is a bike saddle. The top rides are those in the Bent Creek area and the Left Loop of the Tsali, a 12-mile singletrack. [For maps, mtbikewnc.com]
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