Blue Ridge Parkway - Hiking

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Embark on unforgettable hiking expeditions along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Roanoke, VA. Renowned for its scenic splendor and diverse trail offerings, this iconic route beckons outdoor enthusiasts seeking adventure amidst Virginia's majestic mountains. Discover the Roanoke Mountain Loop Trail, a captivating 3.7-mile circuit boasting panoramic vistas of the Roanoke Valley. For a challenging ascent with spectacular summit views, conquer the Sharp Top Trail near Peaks of Otter, a 1.5-mile trek to the pinnacle of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Venture into Jefferson National Forest, accessible from the Parkway, where treks like Dragon's Tooth and McAfee Knob await with breathtaking Appalachian landscapes. Explore the Rocky Knob Recreation Area, offering a plethora of trails like the Rock Castle Gorge Trail and Round Meadow Creek Trail, showcasing diverse terrains and natural wonders. Whether you're a casual hiker or seasoned mountaineer, the Blue Ridge Parkway near Roanoke promises unparalleled outdoor escapades for all skill levels. Plan your next adventure and immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of Virginia's wilderness.

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  • Directions: The Roanoke Valley features multiple access points to the Blue Ridge Parkway - including from I-581/US 220.
  • Additional Information: The Blue Ridge Parkway offers multiple hiking and biking trails throughout the Roanoke Valley.

    The Parkway is occasionally closed due to inclement weather, which can create unsafe conditions.
  • Difficulty Level: Easy-Moderate
  • Friday Hours: Open
  • Monday Hours: Open
  • Saturday Hours: Open
  • Sunday Hours: Open
  • Thursday Hours: Open
  • Tuesday Hours: Open
  • Wednesday Hours: Open