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Blue Ridge Parkway

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Address: Asheville, NC
Phone Number: +1 828-271-4779
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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This 469-mile scenic drive links Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains...

This 469-mile scenic drive links Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, while protecting the cultural and natural features of the Blue Ridge.

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Hiking Tour of Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls

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Stunning Blue Ridge Mountains!!!!!!

I had been in the past years at these mountains but this time I really took in all the majestic and beauty of them. I could say that I felt the presence of the infinite. I was... read more

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Asheboro, North Carolina, United States
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Asheboro, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had been in the past years at these mountains but this time I really took in all the majestic and beauty of them. I could say that I felt the presence of the infinite. I was subdued. I was in such good company, my husband, my daughter and her husband and I think we all experienced the greatness of... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I highly recommend doing this drive. Either direction North or South from Asheville the views are fantastic. Definitely do a hike or two or three to some of the great waterfalls off the Parkway. Well worth the effort.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Living in NC gives us the advantage of making this a day trip. If you are a hiker the trails are great, or just driving for the scenery it spot on!

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Greenville, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sadly, it was raining for most of our drive up to the picnic area and back from Asheville. We had hoped to be above the clouds but not this time! Hoping to return and hike to the summit.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In the States for our youngest son's wedding staying at Kings Mountain. Friends advised us to go to the mountains to get away from the heat and so we travelled the Blue Ridge Pathway from Blowing Rock to Asheville. Took our time and visited the falls at Linville and Crabtree and stopped on many other occasions to admire the spectacular... More 

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National Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I spent a week in the Blue Ridge Parkway traveling from Cherokee, NC to Waynesboro, VA, We did many hikes and saw many things it was a great week of fairly decent weather. It is a beautiful drive and we would highly recommend it. The average speed on the parkway is 45 mph. Very winding roads with... More 

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Kohler, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent 2 days in Asheville, NC and were treated to glorious sunsets from a nearly 6,000 foot vista, both nights. We also took two hikes on the parkway to see to beautiful waterfalls. This is a must see destination for any traveler to the Ashville area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of my favorite things to do when I come up to the Blue Ridge Mountains. The parkway winds through the Blue Ridge with many scenic overlooks and opportunities to hikes and photograph the scenery and Wildlife. The drive is relatively easy and the parkway speed limit is 45 miles an hour. On weekends and holidays it can... More 

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McKean, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We began our drive at the northern end of the Parkway at Rockfish Gap just outside of Waynesboro, VA which is at an elevation of 1900 feet. The day was clear and cool so the vistas offered spectacular views of large valleys, rugged mountains, and varied landscapes including farmland, rolling hills, valleys, and mountains. There are many pull offs and... More 

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Charlotte NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took hikes off the parkway with my dog. Found waterfalls and dog friendly areas. It was an idyllic few days

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