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125 mi 200 km of trail 5 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 7 Trails Intermediate Trails 10 Trails Hard Trails 3 Trails

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Recommended Routes in Blue Ridge Parkway - 5

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

Rough Ridge

1.1 mi 1.8 km 337' Up 102.65 m Up 336' Down 102.42 m Down

Foscoe, 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 - 15

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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
89.0 mi 143.2 km #4Mountains-to-Sea Trail: Segment 5
Intermediate/Difficult
Linville, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
Linville, NC
2.9 mi 4.6 km #5Daniel Boone Scout Trail
Difficult
Foscoe, NC
Difficult
Foscoe, NC 10 
1.0 mi 1.6 km #6Bass Lake Loop
Easy
Blowing Rock, NC
Easy
Blowing Rock, NC
2.5 mi 4.0 km #7Duncan Road
Easy/Intermediate
Blowing Rock, NC
Easy/Intermediate
Blowing Rock, NC
1.2 mi 2.0 km #8Deer Park Road
Easy/Intermediate
Blowing Rock, NC
Easy/Intermediate
Blowing Rock, NC
2.2 mi 3.6 km #9The Maze
Easy
Blowing Rock, NC
Easy
Blowing Rock, NC
2.2 mi 3.5 km #10Thunderhole Trail
Difficult
Blowing Rock, NC
Difficult
Blowing Rock, NC
4.0 mi 6.4 km #11Watkins Road
Intermediate
Blowing Rock, NC
Intermediate
Blowing Rock, NC
1.1 mi 1.8 km #12Nuwati Trail
Intermediate
Foscoe, NC
Intermediate
Foscoe, NC
4.0 mi 6.4 km #13China Camp Trail
Difficult
Blowing Rock, NC
Difficult
Blowing Rock, NC
0.8 mi 1.3 km #14Black Bottom Road
Easy
Blowing Rock, NC
Easy
Blowing Rock, NC
0.8 mi 1.3 km #15May View Road
Easy
Blowing Rock, NC
Easy
Blowing Rock, NC

Photos of Blue Ridge Parkway - 37

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Snow Covered MST Sign. Rime ice and snow covered the entrance to the MST in March. Taken across from the Thunder Hill Overlook, the ice clung to the sign and the fence post and barbed wire.
Dec 7, 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
Goshen Creek on MST Segment 5. Photo by Shelton Wilder.
Apr 6, 2016 near Boone, NC
Elevated terrain with obstacles
Jun 14, 2020 near Foscoe, NC
Rainy day up in the clouds overlooking the trail to Lin cove
Jun 14, 2020 near Foscoe, NC
View, looking down at the Outlet Mall in Blowing Rock.
Oct 22, 2019 near Blowing…, NC
Tower at the top.
Oct 22, 2019 near Blowing…, NC