Looking for a great trail in Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina? AllTrails has 52 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 25 moderate trails in Blue Ridge Parkway ranging from 0.7 to 57.7 miles and from 479 to 6,400 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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camping

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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.

Great hiking, if it was sunny we would be able to see better views.

Road Closed,

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muddy
4 days ago

This is amazing! My 5 year old daughter did this with zero complaint (which is unusual). So I think easy is a good description. It was crazy muddy but so unbelievably gorgeous! The clouds rolled in as we were up there and that was pretty cool experience. The blue ridge parkway is closed just after the visitor center so you have to walk up the road a little over a half mile to get to the trailhead. Again my 5 year old did as did I with a 18 month old on my back.

hiking
5 days ago

Good easy trail, about 30-45 min hike right off the BRPW.

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muddy
5 days ago

Beautiful waterfall!! Although I would definitely rate this trail as strenuous. Fantastic hike!

Probably my favorite Virginia hike! Drop dead gorgeousssss! Steep and difficult on the way up, quite a workout! The view at the top is beyond worth it! Lightly-moderately trafficked when I was there. The stairs and 360 view @ top is breathtaking and made the struggle worthwhile. Easy to find trail head, sign parking and stairs begin your hike. Experience was Incredible!

Intense! Super steep and strenuous but VERY lightly trafficked (at least on the weekday I went), tough on the way up, nice views at the top but you kinda have to find a rocky overlook yourself. Saw a lot of wildlife, very clearly marked trail (can get to it behind the lodge at blueridge parkway- passed the picnic area, and passed the Polly woods ordinary trail, it starts on the left wooded area- with a sign that says flat top summit) what a workout!

hiking
6 days ago

Nice short hike with good views on the way down. Icy in spots while descending. Worth it, plus excellent view from parking/picnic table.

A beautiful waterfall for sure! We did this hike in mid February. It can get a little icy over rock beds in the trail but easily managed by my pregnant woman. The road leading up to Crab Tree is often closed this time of year. Its about a 3.4 mile walk to the trailhead from where we parked at the Gate. All downhill on the way there and all uphill on the way out. Very peaceful in the winter months.

hiking
9 days ago

Clearly marked trail

Nice hike clearly marked

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rocky
9 days ago

This is a fun moderate trail that I hiked with my Beagle. There is no good view along the trail and I initially had a bit of a hard time finding the start of it. It does get a bit steep and rocky so I recommend hiking boots.

great hike with amazing view at the top. I think a little overrated on the difficulty level, I think it's moderate at most. but not trying to take away from the amazing view of the blue ridge at the top. well worth the hike

Great views and foliage! Mid February and not too many folks on the trail. Intersects with other trails so keep an eye on markers. Would definitely revisit this spot

Good trail. Enjoyed the walk and the views.

hiking
16 days ago

Surely one of my favorite hikes in VA. The dog always loved it.

Awesome views. Miss this area.

Great time! Sadly the peak didn’t have a view but plenty of other great views along the way!

hiking
18 days ago

Fun trail. Strenuous at times. Awesome 360 view at the top!

Steady incline, make sure to scramble rock outcropping for best view. Totally worth the hike!

Fun, simple trail that is easily accessed from multiple spots. Parking may be limited at times and difficult for vehicles with low clearance. Road noise is a bit of a down side but it's perfect if you want to go for a hike/run and not feel like your completely in the wilderness.

There’s not a lodge! But fun, easy hike.

Nice moderate hike leaning on the easy side. Winter views of several gushing streams surrounded by large boulders in the leaf-stripped forest was mesmerizing! White Rock Falls and Mountain View’s were fantastic. This was one of the best hikes I’ve taken in this region, bar none!

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23 days ago

If I could only use one word, it’d be, epic. Just. Epic. This is a very entertaining and dramatic trail. Be aware of ice on several steps starting about 3/4 of the way up. One spot in particular is fairly sketchy. Trekking poles set up for ice are highly recommended. But do this hike, it’s amazing!

Nice easy trail!

hiking
24 days ago

Beautiful 360 views! Worth the hike

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rocky
25 days ago

Scenic loop trail. Start at the parking lot on the opposite side of the road as the trailhead, which can be found on Maps by searching for the "White Rock Falls Trailhead". You will hike about 1.25 miles to the bottom of the water falls, and will have to walk through the stream to get to the other side. Be ready for a workout as you then have 500' altitude gain via some very steep switchbacks. Near the top, take a quick detour to check out the upper falls, and then return up to Slacks Overlook. Good spot for a snack at the picnic table. Continue on down Slacks Trail for a couple of miles, which is mostly downhill but with some good views from the peak of the mountain, and return to the parking lot.

Very fun hike with incredibly rewarding views! The sheer amount of trees block the view the entire time until you get to the very top, and then the view hits you and it's an amazing feeling. Got to watch the sunset from the top and hike down in the dark! Really amazing! The best views are not from the very top; instead climb up some rocks on the left side of the trail right before the summit sign.

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