Title

The Time to See Fall Color in Los Angeles is Now

A Freeman's Maple tree showing off its 'Autumn Blaze' fall color at the L.A. County Arboretum | Photo: Frank McDonough/L.A. County Arboretum

If the seasonal Santa Ana winds are light, the leaves in Southern California stick around a little longer. And so far this year, that's working to your advantage when it comes to finding fall color in the Los Angeles region.

Story continues below

One of the best places is the county-run Arboretum. Frank McDonough, their botanical information consultant, has been keeping John Poimiroo at the California Fall Color blog up to date. This weekend, the colors were nearing peak, between 50% and 75% (more photos from this weekend can be seen here). Poimiroo told KCET last month that The Arboretum is one of the best spots in the L.A. area for leaf peepers (Read: The 7 Best Spots for Fall Color in California).

Another great spot is Franklin Canyon near Beverly Hills. You won't get intense reds and oranges, but Lake Drive on the southern end of the park makes for an amazing walk this time of year. A couple photos I took yesterday:

A fall feeling on Lake Drive | Photo by Zach Behrens/KCET
Lake Drive | Photo by Zach Behrens/KCET

Have a favorite spot for fall color? Let us know in the comments.

Say hello: "Like" SoCal Wanderer on Facebook and follow @SoCal_Wanderer on Twitter to talk about latest in outdoors with other enthusiasts.

The majority of our funding comes from individuals like you. In addition to our many shows both streaming online and broadcasting to your television, we are dedicated to providing you with articles like this one. Many online journalism sites are moving to paid subscription models. We feel that it's important to continue to serve southern California and beyond with coverage of arts & culture, news, and extra stories to support our programs.

Public media stations need your support more than ever. Please, become a Member today and help us continue to serve you.