Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2019 - BRPG8

BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY VIRGINIA
Milepost 83.1

Fallingwater Cascades Trail (loop to
view of cascades)
Length: 1.6 Miles  Skill Level: Moderate

Milepost 83.5

Flat Top Trail (leads To highest of three
prominent peaks in area)
Length: 4.4 Miles  Skill Level: Moderate

Milepost 85.7

Abbott Lake Trail (loop of Abbott Lake)
Length: 1.0 Miles  Skill Level: Easy

Milepost 85.9

Johnson Farm Loop Trail (loop to
restored mountain farm)
Length: 2.1 Miles  Skill Level: Moderate

MP 176.1 | Mabry Mill

Harkening Hill Trail (elevation 3,300
feet; begin at Peaks Visitor Center)
Length: 3.3 Miles  Skill Level: Moderate

Milepost 86  

Sharp Top Trail (from camp store to
summit of Sharp Top Mtn.; elevation -
3875 feet; 360-degree panoramic view)
Length: 1.5 Miles  Skill Level: Strenuous

Milepost 91 , 92.5, 95.4, 95.9, 
96, 97 
Appalachian Trail crossings
Lengths: 0.6-2.9 miles
Skill Level: Moderate-Strenuous

Milepost 110.6

Stewarts Knob Trail (view)
Length: 0.05 Miles  Skill Level: Easy

Milepost 114.9

Roanoke River Trail (self-guiding
river loop)
Length: 0.35 Miles  Skill Level: Easy

Milepost 120.4

Roanoke Mountain Summit
Trail (view)
Length: 0.11 Miles  Skill Level: Moderate

Milepost 120.5

Chestnut Ridge Loop Trail (adjacent
to Roanoke Mtn. campground)
Length: 5.2 Miles  Skill Level: Moderate

Milepost 121.4

Roanoke Valley Horse Trail (begins
US Hwy 220, parallels Parkway to
Milepost 110.6)
Length: 18.5 Miles  Skill Level: Moderate

8 BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY

JGORZYNIK | STOCK ADOBE

Phlox
(Phlox sp.)
2-6 feet tall,
magenta-pink
flowers. JulyOctober.

bicycling, hiking, camping and
river sports along the Roanoke
River. Some 14 miles of trails
make their way through the
park.
Nearby, from the exit onto
U.S. 460 at Milepost 106, is
access to the northern-most of
the parkway's twin "big cities,"
Roanoke. The Star City of the
South, so-named for its beacon
86-foot lighted star, has a lively
downtown full of restaurants,
shopping and museums, its
own municipal mountain (Mill
Mountain, with a network of
trails and that star), and nearby
Carvins Cove Nature Preserve,
home of some 60 miles of trails,
as well as boating and fishing.
At Tuggle Gap, Milepost
165.2, the parkway crosses Va. 8,

Average
Temperatures
Along the Parkway

WINTER

SPRING

Roanoke
27°- 46°

Roanoke
44°- 67°

Floyd
21°- 42°

Floyd
35°- 61°

SUMMER

FALL

Roanoke
63°- 85°

Roanoke
46°- 68°

Floyd
56°- 79°

Floyd
38°- 64°

Evening Primrose
(Oenothera biennis)
3-5 feet tall, yellow
4-petal flower.
June-July.

WHERE
CAN I

GET GAS?
Gas is not available on the
Blue Ridge Parkway but is
available not far off the Parkway
at many U.S. or State Highway
intersections, including those
below:
MP 0, US 250, west;
MP 27.2, VA 56, east;
MP 45.6, US 60, west;
MP 63.7, US 501, south;
MP 90.9, VA 43, north;
MP 106, US 460, west;
MP 112.2, VA 24, west;
MP 121.4, US 220, north;
MP 177.7, US 58, east;
MP 199.4, US 52, north;
MP 215.8, VA 89, north.

which leads, in six miles, to the
quaint and lively town of Floyd.
Rocky Knob, at Milepost
169, can provide a place to



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