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This route is a moderately easy path leading to and from the Blue Ridge Music Center off of the Blue Ridge Parkway.


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3.8

Miles

6.2

KM

Loop

2,917' 889 m

High

2,621' 799 m

Low

540' 165 m

Up

542' 165 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildflowers

Family Friendly Fairly flat terrain with excellent trail blazes.

Overview

Fall foliage in abundance, with a few small bridges crossing streams. Option to trek the addition 0.25 miles each way leading to the Blue Ridge Music Center.

Need to Know

Large parking lot off State Route 612, and the trail starts just across the street. If you need a break, stop by the Blue Ridge Music Center shop for snacks and beverages during open hours.

If you even think you'll be there past closing time, *DO NOT* use the lot. Use the alternative street parking instead. That gate is closed promptly at the posted time.

Description

Park at the dirt lot off State Road 612. Begin your hike across the street, trail is well-marked.At the first split go either clockwise or counter-clockwise. Option to continue the 0.25 miles each way to get to the Blue Ridge Music Center. No views, but plenty of foliage. Trail is moderately easy, no big climbs.

Shared By:

Chad Randolph with improvements by Appalachian Red

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Trail marker.
Dec 15, 2021 near Galax, VA
Entrance to the trail from State Road 612.
Oct 9, 2021 near Galax, VA

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