Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2019 - BRPG6

BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY VIRGINIA

Parkway
Hiking

SELECTED VIRGINIA
TRAILS
BY MILEPOST

Milepost 5.9

Mountain Farm Trail (from 
Humpback Visitor Center to farmstead)
Length: 0.25 Miles  Skill Level: Easy

Milepost 6

Appalachian Trail (Humpback Gap
parking area to Humpback Mtn.)
Length: 2 Miles  Skill Level: Strenuous

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White Rock Falls Trail Connection
Length: 2.9 Miles  Skill Level: Moderate

Trillium
(Trillium grandiflorum)
The largest of several trilliums found
along the parkway, grows to about
15 inches. Trilliums have 3 leaves
and a single 3-petal flower. AprilMay.

Milepost 20

White Rock Falls Trail (follows stream
to small falls)
Length: 0.9 Miles  Skill Level: Moderate

Milepost 34.4

Yankee Horse (to logging RR exhibit &
small waterfall)
Length: 0.2 Miles  Skill Level: Moderate

Milepost 47.5

Indian Gap (to Indian Rocks)
Length: 0.3 Miles  Skill Level: Moderate

Milepost 60.8

Otter Creek Trail (begin at Otter Creek
Campground)
Length: 3.5 Miles  Skill Level: Moderate

Milepost 63.1

Otter Lake Trail (around Otter Lake)
Length: 0.8 Miles  Skill Level: Moderate

Milepost 63.6

James River Trail (to canal locks)
Length: 0.2 Miles  Skill Level: Easy
Trail of Trees Trail (to James
River Overlook)
Length: 0.5 Miles  Skill Level: Moderate

Milepost 78.4

Apple Orchard Falls Trail (Sunset
Field Overlook to Apple Orchard Falls)
Length: 1.2 Miles  Skill Level: Strenuous

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Milepost Services
MP 106 | Roanoke
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struction was halted. Outside,
you can hike a short trail to one
of the canal's remaining locks.
Milepost 86 is the home of
the Peaks of Otter, featuring
the Peaks of Otter Lodge.This
historic lodge offers 63 rooms,
a full-service restaurant, and
lounge. Also at the Peaks of
Otter are the visitor center, the
historic Johnson Farm, scenic
Abbott Lake with fishing, and
six trails, ranging in length from
an easy mile around the lake to
climbs of Sharp Top, Flat Top
and Harkening Hill.
At Milepost 115, Explore
Park is in the process of adding
great new features including
lodging options from yurts to
cabins, plus horseback riding,

MILEPOST
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5.8
27.2
29
45.6
60.8
63.6
63.7
85.6
106
115
120.4
121.4
154.5
169
176.1
177.7
188.8
199.5
213

U.S. 250, Rockfish Gap
Humpback Rocks. Outdoor museum
Va. 56
Whetstone Ridge
U.S. 60
Otter Creek. Along Otter Creek
James River. Canal lock, exhibits
U.S. 501
Peaks of Otter. Lake, gift shop
U.S. 460
Virginia's Explore Park. Frontier-life exhibits,
interpretive center, trails
Roanoke Mountain. Link to campground and
Roanoke, zoo
U.S. 220
Smart View. 500-acre rec area
Rocky Knob Recreation Area. Cabins
Mabry Mill. Gristmill, exhibits
U.S. 58
Groundhog Mountain. Fences, observation tower
U.S. 52, Fancy Gap
Blue Ridge Music Center

* The trails in blue are wheelchair-accessible
(To check for updates: nps.gov/blri/planyourvisit/hours.htm)

FOOD
VISITOR CENTER
COMFORT STATION
PICNIC AREA
CAMPGROUND
TRAILS

Milepost 18.5

MP 115 | Explore Park

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