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We personally recommend the National Geographic Trails Illustrated map series of the Blue Ridge Mountains. They provide some of the best topographical information available for trail hiking and planning. They are all produced on weatherproof paper and are tear-resistant and updated regularly..
 
 
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Trails Illustrated Map
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Trails Illustrated Map
 
 
Shenandoah National Park Trails Illustrated Map
Shenandoah National Park Trails Illustrated Map
 
 
Linville Gorge/Mt. Mitchell - Pisgah National Forest
Linville Gorge/Mt. Mitchell - Pisgah National Forest
 
 
Pisgah Ranger District Trails Illustrated Map
Pisgah Ranger District Trails Illustrated Map
 
 

There are more than 100 Blue Ridge Parkway hiking trails that provide visitors with an intimate, up-close view of the wilderness surrounding the most scenic drive in America. On these trails you will find captivating vistas, wildflowers, rolling pastures, mountain waterfalls, abundant wildlife, and serene forests. Trails are suited for all levels of hiking experience and range from leisurely strolls to difficult boulder-filled pathways.

  • Humpback Rocks Trail - Milepost 5.9
    The Humpback Rocks area at the northern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway offers a wonderful variety for the serious and casual hiker. Visitors will find both the natural and cultural world of the southern Appalachian mountains opening up before them.
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  • Otter Creek and James River Trails - Milepost 63.6
    As Otter Creek descends to the James River, the Blue Ridge Parkway dips to its lowest elevation, roughly 650 feet above sea level. This area's abundant water and warmer temperatures support plant and animal communities that are unlike those found at other areas on the Parkway.
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  • Peaks of Otter Trails - Milepost 86
    Sharp Top Trail, 1.5 miles to the summit, is the most popular trail and originates at the campstore across the Parkway from the Visitor Center. This is a steep and strenuous route and should be attempted only by those in good health.
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  • Roanoke Valley Trails - Milepost 110
    These horse and foot trails around Roanoke Campground and near the Roanoke River include Roanoke River Trail and Roanoke Mountain Summit Trail.
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  • Rocky Knob Trails - Milepost 169
    The lush and forested slopes of Rock Castle Gorge suggest that man has been an infrequent visitor here, but that is not the case. A century ago this gorge supported a substantial community of 30 families.
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  • Doughton Park Trails - Milepost 241
    More than 30 miles of hiking trails meander through Doughton Park's pastures and along its streams. Visitors can stretch their legs on modest strolls or embark on more ambitious, day-long outings.
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  • Cone Park Carriage Trails - Milepost 294
    The 25 miles of gently sloping carriage roads in Cone Park offer many opportunities for leisurely hiking.
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  • Price Park Trails - Milepost 296
    Julian Price Memorial Park comprises 4,200 acres of rolling mountain land with elevations from 3,400 feet to nearly 4,000 feet. Visitors who take to the trails will find scenery and solitude in abundance.
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  • Tanawha Trail - Milepost 305.5
    The Tanawha Trail, stretching 13.5 miles from Julian Price Park to Beacon Heights, parallels the Blue Ridge Parkway on Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina.
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  • Linville Falls Trails - Milepost 316.4
    Two main hiking trails lead to beautiful views of the Linville Falls. Both begin at the Linville Falls Visitor Center and pass through remnants of a virgin hemlock forest mixed with other familiar trees such as white pine, oaks, hickory, and birch.
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  • Crabtree Falls Trail - Milepost 339.5
    The scenic 2.5-mile loop trail to Crabtree Falls is moderate to strenuous. Sturdy shoes or hiking boots are recommended because of the incline and rocky terrain.
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  • Craggy Gardens Trails - Milepost 364.5
    North of Asheville, North Carolina, the Blue Ridge Parkway passes through the Great Craggy Mountains, and area of exposed rock surfaces and high peaks that provides breathtaking views of distant southern Appalachian ridges.
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