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Blue Ridge Parkway (Highlands District)

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26 mi 42 km of trail 4 Featured Runs

Easy Trails 7 Trails Intermediate Trails 3 Trails Hard Trails 2 Trails

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Featured Runs in Blue Ridge Parkway (Highlands District) - 4

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Favorite Interesting rock formation next to the boardwalk protecting the delicate ecosystems on top of the ridge.
Intermediate/Difficult

Tanawha Trail

13.3 mi 21.3 km • Point to Point • 1,131 ft Ascent 344.84 m Ascent

(14) Linville, NC
Favorite Looking across the field to Grandfather Mountain.
Intermediate

Green Knob Trail

2.1 mi 3.4 km • Loop • 464 ft Ascent 141.53 m Ascent

(21) Blowing…, NC
Favorite Pisgah Paradise
Difficult

China Creek / Thunderhole Loop

6.7 mi 10.7 km • Loop • 1,922 ft Ascent 585.95 m Ascent

(10) Blowing…, NC
Favorite Price Lake with Grandfather Mountain in the distance.
Easy

Price Lake Loop

2.3 mi 3.8 km • Loop • 90 ft Ascent 27.29 m Ascent

(20) Blowing…, NC

Trails in Blue Ridge Parkway (Highlands District) - 8

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5.4 mi 8.7 km #1Boone Fork Trail
Intermediate
Blowing Rock, NC
Intermediate
5.4 mi 8.7 km Blowing Rock, NC 48 
2.4 mi 3.9 km #2Flat Top Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Blowing Rock, NC
Easy/Intermediate
2.4 mi 3.9 km Blowing Rock, NC 21 
5.0 mi 8.1 km #3Rich Mountain Road
Easy/Intermediate
Blowing Rock, NC
Easy/Intermediate
5.0 mi 8.1 km Blowing Rock, NC
2.5 mi 4.0 km #4Duncan Road
Easy/Intermediate
Blowing Rock, NC
Easy/Intermediate
2.5 mi 4.0 km Blowing Rock, NC
4.0 mi 6.4 km #5Watkins Road
Easy/Intermediate
Blowing Rock, NC
Easy/Intermediate
4.0 mi 6.4 km Blowing Rock, NC
2.2 mi 3.5 km #6Thunderhole Trail
Difficult
Blowing Rock, NC
Difficult
2.2 mi 3.5 km Blowing Rock, NC
4.0 mi 6.4 km #7China Camp Trail
Difficult
Blowing Rock, NC
Difficult
4.0 mi 6.4 km Blowing Rock, NC
0.8 mi 1.3 km #8May View Road
Easy
Blowing Rock, NC
Easy
0.8 mi 1.3 km Blowing Rock, NC

Photos of Blue Ridge Parkway (Highlands District) - 22

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Pisgah Paradise
Dec 5, 2016 near Blowing…, NC
Boone Fork Creek.
Oct 9, 2016 near Foscoe, NC
One of the numerous Bee Tree Creek crossings on the Boone Fork Loop.
Jan 15, 2016 near Foscoe, NC
Autumn sunrise over Trout Lake in Moses H. Cone Memorial Park on MST Segment 5. Photo by Victor Ellison.
Apr 6, 2016 near Blowing…, NC
Tunnel
Oct 22, 2019 near Blowing…, NC
Water trickles down Hebron Falls.
Mar 26, 2017 near Foscoe, NC
Looking across the field to Grandfather Mountain.
Jun 4, 2015 near Blowing…, NC
Out of the creek bed and into the pasture.
Jun 4, 2015 near Blowing…, NC

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