Blue Ridge Parkway South: Roanoke to North Carolina

HARD 6 reviews

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.

44.8 miles 9753 feet Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

scenic driving




wild flowers


scenic driving
4 months ago

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

scenic driving
5 months ago

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

7 months ago

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

1 year ago

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.

scenic driving
3 years ago

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.

scenic driving
6 years ago

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.