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The Blue Ridge Parkway: James River to Roanoke Mountain

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Blue Ridge Parkway
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The Blue Ridge Parkway: James River to Roanoke Mountain is a 57.7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Monroe, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for road biking and scenic driving and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 57.7 mi Elevation gain 7,057 ft Route type Point to Point

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Road biking

Scenic driving

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Scenic driving

totally drove it

Mikhael Fi
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Hiking

Awesome views. Miss this area.

Sam G
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Scenic driving

Beautiful fall colors drive in October 2015.

Scott Densmore
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Scenic driving

This is a great part of the Parkway with many wonderful destinations (including the visitor center area along the James River, Apple Orchard Mountain which is the highest point on the Parkway in Virginia, Peaks of Otter with Sharp Top and Flat Top Mountains, and a ridgeline section north of Roanoke with amazing views in both directions).

Elena Tate
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Scenic driving

Some of my best memories are in these beautiful mountains. This ride was no exception.

Alan Bourne
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Scenic driving

A beautiful ride! I never tire of the scenery. Some day I hope to backpack the whole length of the Blue Ridge.

Abby P.
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Jason Reiling “cricket”
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Scenic driving
Mari Avicolli
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