hiking

views

forest

walking

wild flowers

birding

nature trips

kid friendly

wildlife

trail running

dogs on leash

dog friendly

mountain biking

waterfall

river

road biking

lake

scenic driving

A Blue Ridge Parkway experience is unlike any other, a slow-paced and relaxing drive revealing stunning long-range vistas and close-up views of the rugged mountains and pastoral landscapes of the Appalachian Highlands. Protecting a diversity of plants and animals, the Parkway meanders for 469 miles, providing opportunities for enjoying all that makes this region of the country so special.

hiking
23 hours ago

Easy to find as just off Blue Ridge Parkway. All Trails app indicates a 2 mile hike but nowhere to go after reaching rock summit after half mile in. So, a really good trail if you a looking for a short hike with greats views.

hiking
1 day ago

trail running
2 days ago

Nice uphill hike to an open field with lovely views.

hiking
2 days ago

Moderate hike with beautiful views at the top!

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

Really cool Falls area and swimming hole.

Easy hike with great payoff. A doe crossed right in front of us on the trail, it was a beautiful thing!

hiking
5 days ago

difficult because trail not only features a lot of steep down hill terrain, most of that is spent climbing over tree roots. if you complete loop, climb up is not as bad. in fact, I would suggest starting from trail end to see falls then returning same route.

hiking
6 days ago

Great trail with spectacular views. Perfect for beginner hikers.

hiking
7 days ago

Very nice 2 hour stroll with some elevation difference at the beginning of the walk and at the loop The blue portion of the trail at the loop is pretty steep, so you just have to decide if you want to walk up it or down. Two hours or so all told.

hiking
7 days ago

I've done this hike about four times now and the view is always incredible. The hike can get pretty tiresome since most of it is uphill, but the view is worth it. I'd say it takes about 2-4 hours. When you get to the top you do have to climb some rocks for a good view.

This is one of my favorite hikes in the area. As a local, I bring many visitors to this hike. It's easy to access and is short enough for all ages. The views at the pinnacle are worth the crowds and the mountain laurels and rhododendrons are lovely along the way.