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.
Beautiful view, great for a sunrise hike
Right off the blue ridge parkway. Short, scenic trail that will take your breath away in more ways than one. Great vistas!
Very busy even in January. The views are amazing and definitely worth the trip.
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.