Blue Ridge Parkway

HARD 7 reviews
#24 of 44 trails in

Blue Ridge Parkway is a 467 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Afton, Virginia that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
467.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
52870 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

road biking

scenic driving

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

12 days ago

scenic driving
5 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Very fun hiking seen a bear and deer it was well worth the trip

11 months ago

scenic driving
Sunday, January 17, 2016

scenic driving
Monday, December 21, 2015

I have been back to the Parkway many, many times over the years...but have just now finally completed the last section I had not traveled. A true treasure. Hopefully I get the chance to experience it all in one wonderful drive sometime soon.

scenic driving
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

This beautiful parkway is a valuable piece of Americana. Although it runs from exit #99 on I-64 in Virginia to Cherokee, North Carolina, we got on in Cherokee and ran North. We hiked a few of the 300ish trails along the parkway and goofed off a little, That took two days. You could drive it all in one long day if you only wanted to drive it. There are many slowpokes so do not expect to break any speed records along the 469 miles of curvy road. I have been on many parts of the parkway over the years but always wanted to do it end to end. Now I want to take a camper and spend a month up there.