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.

DISTANCE
44.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
9753 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

scenic driving

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

scenic driving
11 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
Sunday, October 16, 2016

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

Friday, July 29, 2016

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

hiking
Sunday, December 27, 2015

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
Tuesday, May 07, 2013

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
Tuesday, March 08, 2011

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.