Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2019 - BRPG10

BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY VIRGINIA

Milepost 123.2

Buck Mountain Trail (to summit view)
Length: 0.53 Miles  Skill Level: Moderate

Milepost 154.5

Smart View Loop Trail 
Length: 2.6 Miles  Skill Level: Moderate

Milepost 167.1

Rock Castle Gorge Trail (loop over
Rocky Knob and into gorge)
Length: 10.8 Miles  Skill Level: Strenuous

Milepost 169

Black Ridge Trail (Rocky Knob Visitor
Center to Grassy Knoll and back)
Length: 3.1 Miles  Skill Level: Moderate
Rocky Knob Picnic Loop Trail (leg
stretcher around picnic area)
Length: 1.0 Miles  Skill Level: Easy

Milepost 176.2

Mountain Industry Trail (Mabry Mill)
Length: 0.5 Miles  Skill Level: Easy

Milepost 179.2

Round Meadow Creek Loop
Trail (through a stream bottom forest)
Length: 0.5 Miles  Skill Level: Moderate

Milepost 213

High Meadow Trail (leg stretcher)
Length: 1.35 Miles  Skill Level: Easy
Fisher Peak Loop
Length: 2.25 Miles  Skill Level: Moderate

MP 169 | Rocky Knob

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pause to look at the old housekeeping cabins, no longer in use,
or to undertake a hike that many
call "Virginia Mountains in
Miniature." The 11.8-mile Rock
Castle Gorge loop descends
from the parkway some 2,000
feet to parallel Rock Castle
Creek before climbing back up
toward the parkway.
One of the parkway's iconic
structures comes into view at
Milepost 176.1. Mabry Mill,

MP: 16

Ox Eye Daisy
(Chrysanthemum
leucanthemum)
1-3 feet tall, white
petals, yellow
center.
June-September.

MP: 324.8

ROYAL OAKS RETREAT

built in the early 1900s by Ed
Mabry, is preserved today as one
of the most-photographed spots
on the parkway. A restaurant
and gift shop operates seasonally.
At Milepost 213 is the Blue
Ridge Music Center, where
mountain music stays alive, and
is featured in live performances
from May to October.
The parkway crosses into
North Carolina at Milepost
216.9.

MP: 388.8

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