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All reviews highly recommend this spot miles round trip moderate hike linn cove viaduct great hike mile marker grandfather mountain rainy day parking area take your time blowing rock milepost incline roots opportunities cloudy rocks
Rough Ridge (Milepost 302.8 on the Blue Ridge Parkway) offers some of the Parkway's most stunning views of the Blue Ridge and a great spot to view the Linn Cove Viaduct and Grandfather Mountain. The hike is relatively easy. We took our small dog and...More
This is a short and moderate hike. The elevation gain is not too difficult but the rocks on the trail may be difficult for some. My 4 year old absolutely loved this hike as did I. There were vegetation changes along the hike and the...More
This place is awesome! Best Hiking trail on the parkway with the best views. It was 95 degrees in Charlotte and 62 here. This trail is well-maintained. About 10 minutes from Blowing Rock with easy parking along the parkway.
This is the best spot to come for a good view of the mountains. It is not a very intense hike. It will take about 20-30 minutes one way. There are 3 lookouts along the trail. Each offers amazing views. I would highly recommend this...More
This trailhead was easy to find at mile marker 302.8 at the Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. There is a small parking area and then you take the staircase up to the hike. The trail is somewhat narrow, and full of rocks and roots,...More
We came down to the parkway just to do this hike. The views from the top didn’t disappoint. The hike is a bit over two miles round trip. Steady incline up. They don’t call it rough ridge for nothing! It’s really rocky so wear a...More
Stop at mile marker 302 on the Parkway, follow the steps up to start the 1 mile hike to the top
Great overlooks with views of Lin cove viaduct, grandfather mountain and the blue ridge
Great fun for age 4 to 90