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Blue Ridge Parkway (Highlands District)

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26 mi 42 km of trail 4 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 3 Trails Intermediate Trails 6 Trails Hard Trails 3 Trails

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Recommended Routes in Blue Ridge Parkway (Highlands District) - 4

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Favorite Rainy day up in the clouds overlooking the trail to Lin cove
Difficult

Tanawha Trail

13.3 mi 21.3 km 1,131' Up 344.84 m Up 1,956' Down 596.12 m Down

Linville, NC
Favorite Looking across the field to Grandfather Mountain.
Intermediate

Green Knob Trail

2.1 mi 3.4 km 464' Up 141.53 m Up 463' Down 141.17 m Down

Blowing…, NC
Favorite Pisgah Paradise
Difficult

China Creek / Thunderhole Loop

6.7 mi 10.7 km 1,922' Up 585.95 m Up 1,913' Down 583.22 m Down

Blowing…, NC
Favorite Price Lake with Grandfather Mountain in the distance.
Easy/Intermediate

Price Lake Loop

2.3 mi 3.8 km 90' Up 27.29 m Up 90' Down 27.48 m Down

Blowing…, NC

Trails in Blue Ridge Parkway (Highlands District) - 8

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5.4 mi 8.7 km #1Boone Fork Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Blowing Rock, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
Blowing Rock, NC 51 
2.4 mi 3.9 km #2Flat Top Trail
Intermediate
Blowing Rock, NC
Intermediate
Blowing Rock, NC 21 
5.0 mi 8.1 km #3Rich Mountain Road
Intermediate
Blowing Rock, NC
Intermediate
Blowing Rock, NC
2.5 mi 4.0 km #4Duncan Road
Easy/Intermediate
Blowing Rock, NC
Easy/Intermediate
Blowing Rock, NC
2.2 mi 3.5 km #5Thunderhole Trail
Difficult
Blowing Rock, NC
Difficult
Blowing Rock, NC
4.0 mi 6.4 km #6Watkins Road
Intermediate
Blowing Rock, NC
Intermediate
Blowing Rock, NC
4.0 mi 6.4 km #7China Camp Trail
Difficult
Blowing Rock, NC
Difficult
Blowing Rock, NC
0.8 mi 1.3 km #8May View Road
Easy
Blowing Rock, NC
Easy
Blowing Rock, NC

Photos of Blue Ridge Parkway (Highlands District) - 22

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Boone Fork Creek.
Oct 9, 2016 near Foscoe, NC
Autumn sunrise over Trout Lake in Moses H. Cone Memorial Park on MST Segment 5. Photo by Victor Ellison.
Apr 6, 2016 near Blowing…, NC
Tunnel
Oct 22, 2019 near Blowing…, NC
Hiking the trail clockwise allows you to head up the waterfall, enjoy the natural beauty, and add some adventure.
Apr 30, 2017 near Foscoe, NC
Water trickles down Hebron Falls.
Mar 26, 2017 near Foscoe, NC
The Boone Fork Trail heads into the meadow before diving back into the forest.
Mar 26, 2017 near Foscoe, NC
Looking across the field to Grandfather Mountain.
Jun 4, 2015 near Blowing…, NC
Out of the creek bed and into the pasture.
Jun 4, 2015 near Blowing…, NC