Yankee Horse Overlook Trail-Milepost 344

Montebello, Virginia

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This is a quintessential Parkway leg- stretcher trail. Great views of Wigwam Falls combine with an interesting exhibit about the logging railroads that carried off the region’s virgin timber. As you climb stone steps, the trail rises and turns right onto railroad tracks across a log- supported bridge that spans gushing Wigwam Creek. The path goes left beyond the bridge, but don’t turn yet. Follow the tracks as the rails end and the ties continue. When the ties stop, keep going a short distance and see how the grade softens and the woods encroach.
Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway

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Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway

by Randy Johnson (Falcon Guides)

This is a quintessential Parkway leg- stretcher trail. Great views of Wigwam Falls combine with an interesting exhibit about the logging railroads that carried off the region’s virgin timber.

As you climb stone steps, the trail rises and turns right onto railroad tracks across a log- supported bridge that spans gushing Wigwam Creek. The path goes left beyond the bridge, but don’t turn yet. Follow the tracks as the rails end and the ties continue. When the ties stop, keep going a short distance and see how the grade softens and the woods encroach.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Montebello
Distance: 0.1-0.2 mile
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: The Blue Ridge Parkway 199 Hemphill Knob Road Asheville, NC 28803-8686 (828) 271-4779 (828) 298-0398
Local Maps: USGS Montebello; no Parkway map available
Driving Directions: Directions to Yankee Horse Overlook Trail-Milepost 34.4

Recent Trail Reviews

8/12/2007
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The Wigwam Falls were more like a trickle because of the lack of rain. The railroad tracks make for a pretty cool photo opportunity.



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