The Blue Ridge Parkway
The Blue Ridge Parkway stretches over 469 miles from southwest Virginia down into North Carolina ending up in the Great Smokey Mountains National park. It was formed in June 1936 and gets over 12 million annual visitors and is renowned for its many different scenic attractions.
There over 369 miles of hiking trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway, so one of the most daunting tasks facing hikers may be choosing which trail to explore. They range from high mountain tops to deep valleys and almost everything in between. Twenty mile views, crystal clear running streams, numerous waterfalls and countless wildlife are just some of the many attractions that make the Blue Ridge Parkway a hikers paradise. You will learn just what to expect from the many trails that are described and showcased.
Please be aware that trail conditions may change suddenly and unexpectedly. Bear activity, severe storms, and downed trees may temporarily close trails.