The Blue Ridge Parkway: James River to Roanoke Mountain

MODERATE 4 reviews
#38 of 44 trails in

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.

DISTANCE
57.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
8435 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

road biking

scenic driving

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

scenic driving
6 months ago

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).

hiking
6 months ago

scenic driving
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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

scenic driving
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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