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The Parkway was closed so I came up from 221 on the Asuiti trail. Some ice but more mud. Great winter views. The Calloway trail and Nuiti trail are closed for supposed “storm damage.” Well I might have gone down both to make it a loop and didn’t see any storm damage besides one fallen branch. The park service is saying they won’t open till July. It would be nice to know the real reason they are closing these two prime trails for such a lengthy time. It certainly isn’t storm damage. Overall a good steady climb but I wouldn’t recommend it without poles. If you solo hike like I do and you fall be prepared for a being in the woods along time before anyone finds you. Extra clothes, lighter, whistle, etc.

Nice gravel road makes an easy hike up the hill.

a bit muddy because of the rain but beautiful waterfall and fun hike. Not a difficult hike

19 days ago

beautiful hike, a little muddy from the rain but not difficult. hiked with my 9 year old.

20 days ago

well marked, travelled it my a 9 year old

Very nice hike. Pretty hilly but nice change in terrain throughout trail

Such an easy walk. The road was closed due to weather so we parked on the side of the road and walked up the trail. Very easy, gentle climb. Lots of pups and families on the trail.

hiking
26 days ago

Our family hiked this trail. It was a great hike. Downhill for the trek and then mostly uphill on the way out. The bridge is out and we crossed the creek easily on rocks.

Very muddy day. I managed with my snap-n-go stroller, but wish I had a jogging stroller due to the mud. On a drier day the cheaper stroller would have been fine. Beautiful trail, lots of dogs and runners.

hiking
29 days ago

would give this 5 stars, but bridge was out. this is a bit of a workout, but for a short hike, the falls are beautiful. Highly recommend.

Wonderful! Absolutely beautiful water falls, all green with Rhododendrons even in winter... And a great workout, too!

very nice, easy trail, not much scenery though. beautiful after snow, with lots of rhododendrons. the Cone Manor house is beautiful, but needs the restorations badly.

walking
1 month ago

nice easy loop trail around price lake ,can be wet in places .

awesome

Nice walk all the way to Linn Cove if u want. Only downside is cars on the Blue Ridge Parkway at least it is the BRP

on Rough Ridge

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike off the Blue Ridge Parkway with amazing views.

Nice trail, beautiful scenery!

2 months ago

I have wanted to hike this trail for over a year and finally got to tackle it today. It's rocky and muddy but manageable. The views of the mountains and the Linn Cove Viaduct are amazing! Well worth the trip.

walking
2 months ago

Lots of people working out and walking here, nice for a good quick run in circles

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing views my 10 year old loved this trail. Bring your camera for great photo op!

I love DBST. It's one of my favorites. Last I heard it was closed due to weather-related damages. I would be glad to help repair it!

walking
2 months ago

Great easy walk for the family. Clean and heated bathrooms were a plus.

hiking
2 months ago

Very fun trail with amazing views! In my groups opinion it wasn’t very hard like the reviewers say (and we aren’t in very well shape like most). Would recommend this trail to anyone.

Hard but lovely

Very nice area to hike on a day trip from Charlotte

hiking
2 months ago

It​ is​ place​ to​ visit​ for​ Fall​ season.

hiking
2 months ago

Moderate climb, muddy with some slick rocks and roots and lots of traffic but 100% worth the amazing 360 degree views of the mountains. Parking was tight, dogs were friendly and people were courteous on the trail when it got a little narrow or tricky. One of the best trails on the parkway!

hiking
2 months ago

Great Hike but very short and easy. Make sure to take a left over the bridge and not a right to get to the top.

hiking
2 months ago

Excellent loop with dogs who like to do a little swimming and mud-bogging. Terrain was moderate and lots of shade. Ideal hike for a fall afternoon. The lake and mountains in the distance were beautiful and we crossed over to check out the dam at the end. Nice spot!

hiking
2 months ago

The views make this hike a really amazing one. So stellar.

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