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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.
This hike is much easier than McAfee Knob or Dragons Tooth but I'm not in shape enough to call any 7.7 mile hike "easy". Lol. It was great! Crosses over the parkway several times, so you could shorten the hike by parking at any of several overlooks along the way. In the winter many places offer a through trees, view on both sides of the trail!
This is a new favorite for sure. Only downside is most of the trail you can hear traffic on the parkway.
This is basically a connecting trail making a simple loop connecting two other, longer trails in the Green River Game Lands. Not bad for a short hike to get out of the house. Better as part of a longer hike planned across the game lands. The trail keepers have done an outstanding job on the markings of the Green River area trails, so that's no longer an issue. This is a hunting area. WEAR ORANGE. But I see other hikers on the Pulliam every time I hike here. Personally, I use the Rock Hop off of Pulliam, but turn right on Bishop Branch and then connect with Bear Branch back to Pulliam. This is a much longer, at times tricky, loop hike - but I really like it.