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Explore the southernmost, and highest section of the Blue Ridge Parkway on this stunning road trip through the Blue Ridge Mountains. Visit waterfalls, hike to the top of mountains for panoramic views, or just enjoy the scenery from the beautiful overlooks. This tour takes you to some of the best spots on the Blue Ridge Parkway and shares the stories and myths of its people.
Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!
• Ascend to Mt. Pisgah's summit for panoramic Blue Ridge vistas, where hikers are rewarded with awe-inspiring views of the surrounding landscapes.
• Wander through the picturesque meadows and waterfalls of Graveyard Fields, a unique landscape with a history as intriguing as its name.
• Marvel at the elegance of Looking Glass Falls, a stunning waterfall cascading into a pristine pool below.
• Experience the beauty of Black Balsam Knob's high-altitude meadows, where a moderate hike leads to breathtaking vistas of the surrounding peaks.
• Discover the twin cascades of Soco Falls, nestled in a lush forest setting, providing a tranquil and picturesque stop along the Parkway.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
Recommended Start Time: 8:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): The southern terminus of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Cherokee, NC, and on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville, just off US-25 near the Biltmore.
Time to complete: 6-8+ hours
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The southernmost portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway begins in located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near the North Carolina-Tennessee border.
Yes, you can combine the Blue Ridge Parkway South tour with other tours in the region to create a customized and comprehensive travel experience.
On the Blue Ridge Parkway South, you can enjoy scenic drives, hiking, picnicking, wildlife viewing, and exploring cultural and historical sites such as the Blue Ridge Music Center and Mabry Mill.
Think of us as your personal tour guide in an app. Our tours provide everything a guided tour does, but with the freedom to explore on your terms. Here’s how it works:
It’s free to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway. But, there are some attractions on the tour that require entrance and parking fees:
The parkway is open 24-hours. Many of the stops and visitor centers have varying hours of operation. For a list of visitor centers on the parkway and their respective opening and closing times, please visit the NPS website
Here are a list of attractions on the tour and their hours of operation:
Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. Just make sure that you follow the numbers in chronological order from where you are starting from. If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience.
Yes, this tour can be done both south to north and north to south. The south to north route begins at the southern terminus of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Cherokee, NC, and the north to south route begins on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville, just off US-25 near the Biltmore.
Yes, you can combine this tour with the Blue Ridge Parkway Asheville Tour. If you take this route from South to North, you can pick up the Blue Ridge Parkway Asheville tour in Asheville, NC and take that tour from South to North too.
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