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Photo Tour of Blue Ridge Parkway with Hike
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  • Average2%
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“beautiful drive”(465 reviews)
“speed limit”(236 reviews)
“fall colors”(193 reviews)
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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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Asheville
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"beautiful drive"
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"speed limit"
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"fall colors"
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"breathtaking views"
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"craggy gardens"
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"blowing rock"
in 156 reviews
"linville falls"
in 116 reviews
"pull over"
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"take your time"
in 187 reviews
"folk art center"
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"scenic overlooks"
in 139 reviews
"mount mitchell"
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"visitor centers"
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"pisgah inn"
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"take pictures"
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"little switzerland"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of America's best national parks. It is a winding road along the ridges of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The road is very well designed and maintained. It is a pleasure to drive. There are frequent pull-offs for observation as...More

Thank Mizzou_Engineer
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did various hikes north and south of Asheville and preferred south. Devil's Courthouse, Graveyard Flats, esp. Lower Falls portion are all very worthwhile. Definitely detour to the Cradle of Forestry and do a couple of those hikes as well. Gorgeous area. We hope to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the unpaved road to appreciate how things developed. Early springs gives a differently wonderful views.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove a little chunk of it, from Asheville to Mount Mitchell State Park (highest point east of the Mississippi!), on a rainy, dreary afternoon. There were still beautiful views despite some fog. We had intended to hike off the road on one of the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my dad (80 yrs young) on a road trip to Drive the entire parkway from Cherokee to Charlottesville at the end of April. Lots of green foliage just coming up. Beautiful but also interesting because the foliage wasn’t so thick that it blocked...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this road goes a long way, and it has the most beautiful scenery! you pass along mountains and parks and may nice waterfalls

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove from Washington, DC to Asheville, NC. The weather cooperated and we were able to enjoy the autumn colors. Though the fall foliage had not peaked yet, there were enough orange and yellow leaves for beautiful scenery. My friend was not so lucky. She...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Truely memorable experience I'd recommend to everyone. Relaxing drive along Blue Ridge Parkway, vista stop-offs, dropping down into small towns for north carolina fare, camping along the parkway. Bliss

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great way to see the countryside without hassle of the traffic on the interstates. Enjoy the geology and the vegetation as you cruise serenely through the Blue Ridge mountains on a two-lane highway. No gas stations, no billboards, just beautiful views all...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Blue Ridge Parkway is absolutely a national treasure. It's a fantastic place to unplug and experience all the everyday miracles we lose sight of; fireflies rising at dusk, the smell of flowers blooming, the sight of a bear cub and its mom leisurely crossing...More

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Gayle F
April 27, 2018|
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Response from Justmy2centavos | Reviewed this property |
If traveling the entire parkway and just stopping for pictures I would set aside a couple of days at a minimum. Highest speed limit is 45 MPH and the many winding twists and turns slows one down a lot. As the other reply... More
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Fran R
April 7, 2018|
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Response from wilsho | Reviewed this property |
The route via the BRP though beautiful would probably take you quite a bit longer than taking the interstate from Charlotte to DC. I suggest you map out both routes to see how long each would take and then make your... More
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