Blue Ridge Parkway - Virginia Scenic Byway
Linn Cove Viaduct, a design and engineering marvel, skirts the side of Grandfather Mountain. There is a visitor center and trails.
Flat Rock is worth the walk for the superb view of Grandfather Mountain and Linville Valley.
Linville Falls roars through a dramatic, rugged gorge. Trails to overlooks.
Chestoas View Trail provides spectacular scenery.
Museum of North Carolina Minerals interprets the state's mineral wealth.
Crabtree Meadows turn pink in May. You can walk to Crabtree Falls and campgrounds are available.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Waterrock Knob provides a panorama of the Great Smokies. A trail, exhibits, and a comfort station are available.
Heintooga Ridge spur road goes to a mile-high overlook 1.3 miles from the parkway.
Southern End of the Blue Ridge Parkwayintersects with U.S. 441 in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Cherokee Reservation.
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication