Blue Ridge Parkway from Craven Gap to Lane Pinnacle

Asheville, North Carolina

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This section of the Blue Ridge Parkway generally runs along the southeastern slopes of the Great Craggy Mountains a few hundred feet below the ridgeline. The elevation of this section of the parkway varies from 3,080 feet to 3,880 feet. Habitats: Mainly south-facing somewhat dry slope with mixed oak/hickory/poplar forest and some exposed rock Key birds: Summer: Cerulean, Blackburnian, Worm-eating, Black-throated Blue, Kentucky, Chestnut-sided, and Hooded Warbler; American Redstart; Scarlet Tanager; Rose-breasted Grosbeak; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. Year-round: Ruffed Grouse.
Birding North Carolina

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Birding North Carolina

by Edited by Marshall Brooks and Mark Johns (Falcon Guides)

This section of the Blue Ridge Parkway generally runs along the southeastern slopes of the Great Craggy Mountains a few hundred feet below the ridgeline. The elevation of this section of the parkway varies from 3,080 feet to 3,880 feet.

Habitats: Mainly south-facing somewhat dry slope with mixed oak/hickory/poplar forest and some exposed rock Key birds: Summer: Cerulean, Blackburnian, Worm-eating, Black-throated Blue, Kentucky, Chestnut-sided, and Hooded Warbler; American Redstart; Scarlet Tanager; Rose-breasted Grosbeak; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. Year-round: Ruffed Grouse.

©  Edited by Marshall Brooks and Mark Johns/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Asheville
Trail Type: Several options
Best Times: Best in spring and summer
Driving Directions: Directions to Blue Ridge Parkway from Craven Gap to Lane Pinnacle

Recent Trail Reviews

2/4/2008
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We found a nice trail, but not what we were planning on. It seems that this portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway is closed during the winter. We were not discouraged however. From the parking area this trail departs paralleling the Blue Ridge parkway. This time of year, with the leaves off of the trees, the views were fantastic. We did an out and back trip and had a great time. Many other locals use this trail (and the BRP) for walks. Also, for the road cycling enthusiast, the closed BRP is a GREAT adventure without the worries of auto traffic.



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