Be alert for wildlife. Deer and other animals may dart in front of you.
Be on the lookout for pedestrians, as hikers may cross the road to reach trailheads. Many bicyclists frequent the Parkway and move at a slower pace than cars.
Be aware of motorcycles at all times. Slower traffic will often occur when entering and exiting at overlooks and Access Points.
You don’t have to be at an overlook to stop and enjoy the scenery. Beautiful as it all is, it’s best to keep your eyes on the road if you’re the driver. But there are plenty of places to stop and look a while or take photos. Unless otherwise posted, parking is permitted along road shoulders.
There are a total of 26 tunnels on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The lowest clearance of any tunnel or bridge over the Parkway is at the southern end between Route 19 and terminus at Cherokee, NC (Milepost 469). It is 11’7”.
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