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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.

hiking
19 days ago

Decent hike! Beautiful view for the sunset!

hiking
20 days ago

Great view!

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

A steep climb, but the views are worth it.

hiking
21 days ago

Nice hike. The beginning was a little strenuous (intermediate) but it leveled out after a while. There were icy patches on part of the trail but not that dangerous. If in the area I would consider hiking this trail again.

hiking
21 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

This is a great trail for conditioning yourself before hiking longer trails.

Loved this hike and will definitely do it again. Only negative is the limited parking, we had to drive farther down the parkway to find a place to park.

hiking
22 days ago

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.

Great day hike! There aren't any extraordinary views like some of the other trails in the area, however it is still beautiful wilderness. The interpretive sign describing the Lodge is faded and needs replacement.

trail running
23 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

What a spectacular sunset behind Grandfather mountain from the summit.