Rough Ridge

MODERATE 114 reviews
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Rough Ridge is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Blowing Rock, North Carolina that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.

2.3 miles 767 feet Out & Back

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rocky

2 days ago

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4 days ago

Beautiful view, great for a sunrise hike

12 days ago

Right off the blue ridge parkway. Short, scenic trail that will take your breath away in more ways than one. Great vistas!

13 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Very busy even in January. The views are amazing and definitely worth the trip.

hiking
1 month ago

My go-to for amazing views without a big time commitment. It's a popular trail, which can be bothersome, but it's popular with good reason.

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2 months ago

We did this with our whole family at thanksgiving. Ages 5-60. It's not terribly difficult. It was VERY crowded however. So expect to share the views with others. Well maintained Trail and a spectacular view at the top. If you are looking for an easy and short hike with a great view this would be a good choice.

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2 months ago

2 months ago

Loved this trail and so did my boys (ages 5 and 7). Not a difficult hike but shoes with good grip are important. I definitely wouldn't attempt this hike if the trail were wet - lots of slick rocks. Views are amazing - this is definitely one of our favorites so far.

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

A short hike up to terrific views. Some steep trail sections. This is a favorite to many and can get quite crowded.

3 months ago