ElevationAscent: 337' 103 m
Descent: -336' -102 m
High: 4,662' 1,421 m
Low: 4,325' 1,318 m
GradeAvg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 22% (13°)
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“Amazing views with short distance.”— Michelle Martus
Family Friendly Fairly short and not too technical.
There is moderate traffic on a weekday, and the trail is likely busy on the weekend. The beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains never disappoint! The hike starts off with a short set of stairs and leading over a bridge. Then it's up the hill with rock stairs and railroad ties to help with terrain.
Next you come to a boardwalk section and a view, but that's not the top! Keep going up the trail until you reach the open area where there are metal posts and wire barrier for safety. If you climb to the top of that huge rock, you look out over Grandfather Mountain. The majority of the trail is under the canopy with the overlooks being exposed.
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Land Manager: NPS - Blue Ridge Parkway