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Tunnel Clearances

Note: Maximum height is at centerline stripe. Minimum height is at edge stripe. Measurements may vary by 1 to 6 inches due to pavement fluctuations.

Milepost Tunnel Name Maximum Height Minimum Height
53.1 Bluff Mountain  19' 1" 13' 7"
333.4   Little Switzerland  19' 8" 14' 4"
336.8 Wildacres 19' 10" 13' 1"
344.5  Twin Tunnel #1 21' 0" 16' 0"
344.7 Twin Tunnel #2 19' 7" 14' 7"
349.0 Rough Ridge 21' 6" 13' 9"
364.4  Craggy Pinnacle 19' 9" 14' 1"
365.5 Craggy Flats 19' 5" 14' 4"
374.4  Tanbark Ridge 19' 5" 14' 1"
397.1 Grassy Knob 19' 2" 13' 7"
399.1 Pine Mountain 19' 3" 14' 2"
400.9 Ferrin Knob #1 19' 6" 14' 2"
401.3 Ferrin Knob #2  19' 2"  14' 0"
401.5 Ferrin Knob #3 19' 5" 13' 9"
403.0 Young Pisgah Ridge 19' 8" 14' 6"
404.0 Fork Mountain 19' 2" 14' 0"
406.9 Little Pisgah 19' 5" 13' 10"
407.3 Buck Spring  19' 2" 13' 3"
410.1 Frying Pan 19' 9" 13' 8"
422.1 Devil's Courthouse 19' 0" 14' 2"
439.7 Pinnacle Ridge 19' 1" 13' 10"
458.8 Lickstone Ridge 18' 1" 11' 1"
459.3 Bunches Bald 18' 4" 10' 6"
461.2 Big Witch 18' 1" 11' 3"
 465.6 Rattlesnake Mountain 19' 6" 14' 5"
 466.2 Sherrill Cove 19' 7" 14' 4"

 

Highlights & Happenings

  • Craggy Gardens, MP 364
  • These high elevation summits are home to spectacular floral displays. June and July are usually prime times to view the pink and purple blooms of rhododendron, but don’t despair if you miss the peak bloom. Violets, blackberry, May-apple, a
  • Waterrock Knob, MP 451.2
  • An ideal spot for watching sunrise and sunsets across the rugged mountains, Waterrock Knob Visitor Center sits at almost 6,000 feet elevation. Exhibits, book sales, and a trail leading to the summit of Waterrock Knob await visitors. The last hik
  • Parkway Visitor Center, MP 384
  • Visitors traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway can now make one stop to learn about the entire 469 miles and 73-year history of the Parkway. The Parkway Visitor Center opened in 2008 and unveiled innovative, high-tech interactive exhibits. The LEED-certif
  • Folk Art Center, Milepost 382
  • Open year round, the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway showcases the finest in traditional and contemporary craft of the Southern Appalachians.
  • Rocky Knob & Mabry Mill, MP 169, 176.2
  • These Parkway treasures offer many opportunities for visitors including hiking, camping, picnicking, and one of the most-photographed structures along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Peaks of Otter, MP 86
  • With stunning views, natural beauty, and the surrounding Jefferson National Forest, it’s no wonder the Peaks of Otter area has attracted people to the region for more than 8,000 years.
  • Humpback Rocks, MP 5.8
  • At the northern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Humpback Rocks is perhaps the best representation of the varied combination of natural and cultural resources anywhere along the Parkway corridor. Visitors can tour a collection of nineteenth century far
  • Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner
  • The 68th edition of the Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner is your ultimate source for planning a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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  • A journey on the Blue Ridge Parkway offers motorists spectacular views of Southern Appalachia’s diverse beauty for 469.1 uninterrupted miles.
  • Blooms & Wildlife Watching
  • Don't forget your cameras and binoculars when visiting the Blue Ridge Parkway! Learn when and where to see blooms along your journey.
  • What To Do
  • The Blue Ridge Parkway is more than a road – it is a beautiful journey that entices visitors to explore a 469-mile gateway to America’s rich cultural heritage.
  • Nearby Accommodations
  • Explore the quaint towns and vibrant cities that the Blue Ridge Parkway weaves through, and a variety of lodging choices.
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