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Rocky Knob Recreational Area

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great hikes with great views

We hike here every monthly visit to our vacation home in Meadows of Dan. There are 4 different... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
North Carolina
beautiful short hike or longer if you want.

the colors are just starting and the weather is still nice to enjoys stopping for this short hike... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
Moneta, Virginia
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

We hike here every monthly visit to our vacation home in Meadows of Dan. There are 4 different trails that can be walked individually or in combination depending on how much time you want to spend. The hike down into the gorge is the longest...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ron338C
Reviewed October 28, 2018

the colors are just starting and the weather is still nice to enjoys stopping for this short hike to the knob.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Travelinglizarded
Reviewed October 14, 2018

This area is quiet and peaceful, allowing you time to unwind and soak up the environment around you. I love just going to sit, do nothing and gaze at the beautiful surroundings.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sue L
Reviewed August 14, 2018

A small visitor center stands just off the parkway. There are trails and a campground, and there are scenic vistas across the road. An easy place to stop on your drive along the Parkway.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank putnik123
Reviewed July 17, 2018

the simple things are full of beauty and this is one of those! Nothing fancy but a nice place to stop and enjoy the view

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank sharonphilpott74
Reviewed July 14, 2018

A great place to stop on the Parkway. A number of hiking trails, a gift shop with snacks and water, and regular bathrooms. We did the 1.3 mile Rocky Knob Picnic Loop trip - a nice walk in the woods. The Black Ridge Trail is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank CoalOhio
Reviewed April 24, 2018

Rocky Knob is a recreation area along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Floyd, about 50 miles south of Roanoke. There is a developed campground, primitive campsites, picnic areas, a visitor center, several overlooks and miles of hiking trails, including the Rock Castle Gorge National Recreation...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jmpncsu
Reviewed January 23, 2018

Camping at rocky knob will appeal to those wanting to get away from it all. Tent campers can choose from many sites nestled in the woods or along a sunny meadow. Minimal facilities (indoor toilets, cold water in sinks and spigots only) but you can...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank gatortunor
Reviewed December 9, 2017

There are several pretty hikes here from short walks to viewpoints up to a 10 mile hike down into the valley. There is also a campground and picnic area.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Octlt
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

We visited rocky knob the other day what a view have great facilities !!!! We brought a picnic lunch and sat at table was a great day!!!!

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank W3p
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Response from McDeadmeat | Reviewed this property |
There are no fees from the Blue Ridge Parkway and for day hiking. The campground is the only fee - at $16 per night per site. I am unsure of any MTB at this location. There is a Rocky Knob MTB Park near Boone NC. This is 2... More