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Blue Ridge Parkway

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This 469-mile scenic drive links Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, while protecting the cultural and natural features of the Blue Ridge.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful drive” (458 reviews)
“speed limit” (221 reviews)
“fall colors” (182 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed yesterday

We drove the parkway in the Pisgah area and took many stops. Unfortunately our visit THIS TIME was not long enough to hike and spent more time. We did walk up the Devil's Courthouse (short but a bit steep). Wow, what a view. We picnicked...More

Thank Sue F
Reviewed 2 days ago

I had the opportunity to drive through Asheville to Cherokee in fall season. That was the most relaxing experience during my 10 weeks stay in North Carolina. The colours of nature is stunning. You can see many waterfalls along the way. It is recommended to...More

Thank Addamz
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you enjoy beautiful natural scenery, abundant green trees, magnificent views, then this is the place. Plan ahead for a day trip. There are great hiking trails and picnic areas (so bring your own food). Expect it to be 10-20 degrees cooler in the mountains...More

Thank TexasEyedoc2020
Reviewed 5 days ago

While the speed limit on the parkway is 45, I was worried to drive over 35 with the winding roads. Breath-taking views, take a picnic! Plan hours of driving, well worth it!

Thank Jessica A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We drove between grandfather mountain and blowing rock NC Very pretty, lots of view spots. A camp ground , lake, tourist stop were all one this short trip. I suggest if you drive the parkway. Have plenty of gas, and know where you are going.be...More

Thank meteordust
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Drove from Asheville to Mt. Mitchell. Craggy Gardens was a great stop, climbed up and picnicked in the cool air. Great road for us drivers, can be a little tedious for kids in back seats, but we pulled over at lookouts to break up trip,...More

Thank NaplesBeachBums2014
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Blue Ridge Parkway is a great road trip. It does take some time to get down, but the views make up for it. There are many scenic overlooks and picnic areas along it. Also, check out some of the small towns that are near...More

Thank April B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Living within 2 hours of the BRP makes it so easy to make a day trip anytime. It doesn't matter which way you go there is always something to see and do. You can get off the parkway and visit any number of fun and...More

Thank NeedMoreWine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I picked up a car in Atlanta and drove the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Skyline Drive to the end and then continued on to DC. Both drives were phenomenal. Every corner you turned there was a new and more stunning view than the last....More

Thank omoly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the jewels of the National Park Service, but it's in need of better maintenance and management. Many scenic overlooks are overgrown and useless. The campgrounds are dated and in need of the basics, showers and WiFi, for example....More

Thank John K
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Patrick F
19 July 2017|
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Response from budnpat86 | Reviewed this property |
It starts in Virginia.its all good.research it so you don't miss the beautiful spots just off.drive the balsam mountain road off mile marker 452 great drive
18 June 2017|
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Response from okeedoke | Reviewed this property |
Hmmm. I would not want to try that...just saying. Lots of sections that would cause me concern. The NPS has a site (I can't link it here) that might help. Good luck!
Ginger G
30 May 2017|
Response from Blue Ridge Park... A | Property representative |
Hi, Ginger. It really is very much about the journey itself to many, though scenic overlooks, picnic spots, waterfalls and hikes are all nice, too! People often return to the Parkway to pick up where they left off on an... More