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.
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.
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.
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.
A short hike up to terrific views. Some steep trail sections. This is a favorite to many and can get quite crowded.
Awesome hike spot. Better get there early or no parking spots for you :).
lovely lots of boulders great views