A journey on the Blue Ridge Parkway offers motorists spectacular views of Southern Appalachia’s diverse beauty for 469 uninterrupted miles. Blue-misted mountains, cascading waterfalls, rolling pasture, and gorges banked with wildflowers greet hikers of all skill levels among the more than 100 varied and intriguing trails in North Carolina and Virginia.
Meandering alongside and crossing the scenic motor road, the trails provide a close-up look at some of the most beautiful wilderness in the country. Many trails wind their way through unique biological and geological environments. Others lead to historic sites with stories of how people have shaped our heritage.
Many parkway trails continue onto Forest Service and private land. Please respect all these lands and treat them with care. Click on the following links for a list of Blue Ridge Parkway hiking trails in North Carolina and Virginia.
- North Carolina Hiking Trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway
- Virginia Hiking Trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway