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

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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 Interesting rock formation next to the boardwalk protecting the delicate ecosystems on top of the ridge.
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 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
Favorite Switchbacks towards China Creek.
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

Blue Ridge Parkway (Highlands District) Hiking

  • 51 Miles 82 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 5 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 4 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 3 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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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 59 
2.4 mi 3.9 km #2Flat Top Trail
Intermediate
Blowing Rock, NC
Intermediate
Blowing Rock, NC 25 
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) - 25

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Looking across the field to Grandfather Mountain.
Jun 4, 2015 near Blowing…, NC
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
Grandfather Mountain as the clouds clear
Sep 26, 2020 near Blowing…, NC
Long Range View of Grandfather Mtn.
Jul 19, 2020 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