Cumberland Knob, MP 217.5
Located near the Virginia state line, Cumberland Knob is the site where construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway began in 1935. It was the first recreation area opened to the public and remains a favorite destination for both locals and visitors.
The mixture of lush woodlands and open fields, housing a variety of birds and other wildlife, is ideal for leisurely walks or a more demanding hike to nearby Gully Creek.
What to Do
- Explore the Cumberland Knob visitor center to learn how to get the most out of your visit
- Enjoy bird and wildlife watching
- Take a leisurely hike through natural beauty or challenging hike to nearby Gully Creek
- Rejuvenate and enjoy a packed snack or lunch at a picnic area
Explore the listing of hours and opening and closing dates for visitor centers, campgrounds, and concessions and facilities - many of which are at or near the Highlights featured.