Blue Ridge Parkway from Craven Gap to Lane Pinnacle

Asheville, North Carolina 28814

Blue Ridge Parkway from Craven Gap to Lane Pinnacle

Blue Ridge Parkway from Craven Gap to Lane Pinnacle Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Blue Ridge Parkway from Craven Gap to Lane Pinnacle Reviews

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2/4/2008
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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