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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.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful drive” (465 reviews)
“speed limit” (236 reviews)
“fall colors” (193 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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"beautiful drive"
in 465 reviews
"speed limit"
in 236 reviews
"fall colors"
in 193 reviews
"breathtaking views"
in 180 reviews
"craggy gardens"
in 204 reviews
"blowing rock"
in 156 reviews
"linville falls"
in 116 reviews
"pull over"
in 73 reviews
"take your time"
in 187 reviews
"folk art center"
in 156 reviews
"scenic overlooks"
in 139 reviews
"mount mitchell"
in 133 reviews
"visitor centers"
in 74 reviews
"pisgah inn"
in 108 reviews
"take pictures"
in 149 reviews
"little switzerland"
in 77 reviews
"hiking trails"
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Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

We drove from Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center to Linville. The Drive was absolutely spectacular. GET A MAP for the Parkway at the Visitor Center

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Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

We planned and were lucky; hitting the peak colors driving from Gatlinburg, TN, down through the Smoky Mountain Park and then along the Blue Ridge Parkway to Asheville, NC. Fall colors were at their peak — but so was a night frost that coated trees...More

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Reviewed October 24, 2017

I have loved the parkway since I was a child growing up in NC. As an adult, even though no longer living in NC, I still can't get enough of it. The fog can be frustrating and beautiful. There is something for everyone on the...More

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Reviewed October 24, 2017

It's safe to say we were probably 10 days too early for the peak of fall foliage season, but the view was still stunning. There was a picture-worthy shot around every switch back. Lots of pull outs and short trails. Great time.

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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Stayed in Asheville and drove up the pkwy to Mt. Mitchell. Stopped at many overlooks along the way. Road is winding and not for speed but looks at fall beauty. Craggy garden picnic area is nice, Craggy Gardens has nice views and then on to...More

Thank Rollbama
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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Stopped at the park visitor center a couple of miles from Asheville and picked up a map. There is a 1.5 mile loop trail through the woods there which brings you back to the visitor center. Easy trail...More

Thank Machdoc
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Reviewed October 19, 2017

Some of the views are truly incredible! GOD is an amazing artist!! Stop and take it all in - so much to here. Kayaking, mountain climbing, helicopter rides, etc. bring binoculars and camera. Awesome water rafting and kayaking. This pkwy is several hundred miles long...More

1  Thank Terry A
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Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

The parkway itself is a remarkable feat of engineering there traverseing breathtaking scenic views of the surrounding mountains. The problem is the road crews do not trim the trees properly for big RVs. This forces the RV more to the center and is a potential...More

Thank cardiak
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Reviewed October 18, 2017

I have been numerous times at different areas of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the parkway, however, this is the first time I was able to view during the Fall as the leaves are almost peak. Every turn provided an absolutely beautiful view as we...More

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Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

Got on and off several times going site seeing. Made sure to drive the viaduct for the view. It was great.

Thank BrendaH40
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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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