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MP 305 – Grandfather Mountain

MP 305 – Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain is a 720-acre attraction operated by the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation. All proceeds from sales of tickets and souvenirs go toward caring for and presenting Grandfather Mountain in a manner that inspires good stewardship in others....
MP 303.9 – Yonahlossee Overlook

MP 303.9 – Yonahlossee Overlook

Heading south from Blowing Rock, this overlook is the last one before the Linn Cove Viaduct. There are no views from the overlook itself, but a short walk along the flatĀ  footpath heading toward the Viaduct will provide a wide vista. To the south is the Viaduct (and a...
MP 304.4 – Linn Cove Viaduct

MP 304.4 – Linn Cove Viaduct

Once known as the “missing link” of the Blue Ridge Parkway, this architectural marvel was the last section of the Parkway to be completed in 1983. It was designed to protect the fragile habitat of adjacent Grandfather Mountain. This 1,243 feet long,...
Make it Your Nature: Leave No Trace

Make it Your Nature: Leave No Trace

The Blowing Rock, NC area offers some of the most beautiful, pristine mountains in the state of North Carolina. To preserve this area for generations to come, we must own the impact we have on the environment around us. To this end, Blowing Rock is pleased to partner...
MP 271.9 – Cascades Overlook & Trail

MP 271.9 – Cascades Overlook & Trail

The easy, 1-mile loop reveals views from two overlooks along the trail, a bridge over Falls Creek, Cascade Falls and a stream. Please be careful around the falls and do not venture off the trail or climb the walls. The Cascades overlook area also offers a large number...
MP 316.4 – Linville Falls, Campground & Hiking Trails

MP 316.4 – Linville Falls, Campground & Hiking Trails

Discover a series of waterfalls that drop to a deep gorge, hiking trails with incredible views, a campground, a visitor center, and a picnic area along the Linville River. The trails range from easy to strenuous. The various trails here include the short walk up...