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Blue Ridge Parkway South: Roanoke to North Carolina

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Roanoke, Virginia

Blue Ridge Parkway South: Roanoke to North Carolina is a 44.8 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Roanoke, Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 44.8 mi Elevation gain 7,709 ft Route type Point to Point

Dogs on leash

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Elena Tate
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Scenic driving

I had to go along because it was on somebody's bucket list. The parkway is beautiful and I am glad I went.

Scott Densmore
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Scenic driving

Rocky Knob Recreation Area/Rock Castle Gorge Loop, Buffalo Mountain, the iconic Mabry Mill, the Blue Ridge Music Center and much more!

Britta Groseclose
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Great place for a quick family fun day. Awesome history and interesting tidbits throughout.

Chase Mustafa
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Hiking

beautiful every day of the year. There are beautiful vistas and quaint littel towns all along the way. There are also mini adventures such as sites to see, parks, and trails. you could make a whole vaction out of this and still miss so much.

Alan Bourne
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Scenic driving

This is a wonderful high road. I have driven it all but it is more fun to spend time driving a section and stopping often.

Kevin Perry
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Scenic driving

How could anyone not love this drive at any time of year? But remember that it is subject to closures in the winter. I enjoy this only a little less than the Skyline Drive - which is really the same road. It is longer, so I would probably enjoy it more with company. It can be a really long several hours of driving if you don't stop to enjoy the scenery, which is great and more varied than you might think.

r k
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Alyssa Peters
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