Blue Ridge Parkway
469 mile drive that travels along the crest of the Blue Ridge
Mountains, the Blue
Ridge Parkway has many great hikes along the
way. 241 of those miles are in North Carolina. From Cumberland Knob
to The Great Smoky Mountain National Park, there are dozens of great
short hikes. Most of the trails are administered by the National
Park Service and no camping is allowed.
Great views, a picnic area and a visitor center make this a great
stop on your way to Mt. Mitchell. Check out our great photos of
the blooming rhododendrons that grace this recreation area.
Go to Craggy Gardens>>
A half mile hike to a 6200 foot summit with a panoramic view of
four states. The views can be experienced from your car or from
the short but rocky trail.
Go to Waterrock Knob>>
A very short hike to some of the best views in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Access to a bald with very fragile plants make this a worthwhile
stop on your drive down the BRP.
Go to Rough Ridge>>