When the fall comes, leaves change their colors and give a stunning look to landscapes. While you can get some fall foliage in here in Houston too, you still need to drive a bit if you’d like to see some of the best sceneries with gorgeous fall colors in Texas, but it will be worth it!
Some destinations where you can experience the wonderful fall foliage:
Lost Maples State Natural Area
Where the bigtooth maples turn spectacular colors of red, orange, and yellow. With majestic canyons and the scenic Sabinal River reflecting the fall foliage, it's the perfect spot to get the season. It is two hours northwest of San Antonio. https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lost-maples
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
It is also in the Texas Hill Country, near Austin and San Antonio - Climb the ancient dome for amazing Hill Country views. https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/enchanted-rock
Garner State Park
The scenic overlook along the Frio River is a popular spot to view stunning fall foliage in Garner State Park. In the fall the scenery is spectacular in this popular Uvalde County SP, eight miles north of Concan, on the Frio River. https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/garner
Tyler State Park
For the best views of fall foliage take a hike, canoe, or kayak on the 64-acre lake. Treks on the Lakeshore Trail or the Whispering Pines Trail are two options to view the best fall foliage that Tyler State Park offers. Tyler State Park is located two miles north of Interstate 20 on FM 14 north of Tyler on Park Road 16. https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/tyler
McKinney Falls State Park
Think of the park as Austin’s backyard; it's just 13 miles from the state capitol. Here you can camp, hike, mountain or road bike, geocache, go bouldering, and picnic. You can also fish and swim in Onion Creek. Enjoy the scenic trails wind through captivating forests marked with splashes of reds, oranges, and yellows. https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/mckinney-falls
You can see these beautiful colors in Texas from mid-October even to the start of December.
Tip: Consider a camping or backpacking Trip at these wonderful places, so after you spent the day admiring fall color, enjoy the stars-covered night sky.