Blue Ridge Parkway - Virginia Scenic Byway

Points of Interest: Mile 304.4 - End

Mile 304.4
Linn Cove Viaduct, a design and engineering marvel, skirts the side of Grandfather Mountain. There is a visitor center and trails.

Mile 308.3
Flat Rock is worth the walk for the superb view of Grandfather Mountain and Linville Valley.

Mile 316.3
Linville Falls roars through a dramatic, rugged gorge. Trails to overlooks.

Detailed description of the Linville Falls Trail.

Mile 320.7
Chestoas View Trail provides spectacular scenery.

Map - Mile 300 - Mile 320+

Mile 331
Museum of North Carolina Minerals interprets the state's mineral wealth.

Mile 339
Crabtree Meadows turn pink in May. You can walk to Crabtree Falls and campgrounds are available.

Map - Mile 310+ - Mile 340+

Mile 355.4
Mount Mitchell State Park, reached via N.C. 128, has a picnic area, lookout tower, and the highest point east of the Mississippi River.

Mile 363.4 to 369.6
Craggy Gardens seem covered with purple rhododendron in mid-June. Craggy Pinnacle Trail is open for hiking (364.1 and 364.6) and there is a road to a picnic area and other trails (367.6).

Map - Mile 340+ - Mile 380

Mile 382
The Folk Art Center offers sales and exhibits of traditional and contemporary crafts of the Appalachian Region. Interpretive programs are offered in addition to a gallery and library.

Mile 408.6
Mount Pisgah was part of the Biltmore Estate. The estate became home of the first U.S. forestry school and the nucleus of the Pisgah National Forest.

Map - Mile 380+ - Mile 410+

Mile 422.4
Devil's Courthouse is a rugged exposed mountain top rich in Cherokee legends. A walk to the bare rock summit yields a spectacular view of Pisgah National Forest.

Mile 431
Richland Balsam's self-guiding trail takes you through a remnant spruce-fir forest. Highest point on the parkway is to be found here, 6,047 feet.

Mile 451.2
Waterrock Knob provides a panorama of the Great Smokies. A trail, exhibits, and a comfort station are available.

Mile 458.2
Heintooga Ridge spur road goes to a mile-high overlook 1.3 miles from the parkway.

Mile 469
Southern End of the Blue Ridge Parkwayintersects with U.S. 441 in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Cherokee Reservation.

Map - Mile 410+ - End of Parkway/Great Smoky Mountains National Park


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