Yankee Horse Overlook Trail-Milepost 344

Montebello, Virginia 24464

Yankee Horse Overlook Trail-Milepost 344

Yankee Horse Overlook Trail-Milepost 34.4 Professional Guide

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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."

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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. Blue Ridge Parkway interpretive trails impart an amazing sense of how people affected the mountain environment. If you open yourself to the insights, you’ll start noticing the remains of old cabin sites and stone walls where you’d least expect them. This hike will change the way you look at trails wherever you hike in the eastern United States." Read more

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8/12/2007
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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Trail Information

Montebello
Nearby City
0.1-0.2 mile
Distance
Minimal
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
Waterfalls
Features
The Blue Ridge Parkway 199 Hemphill Knob Road Asheville, NC 28803-8686 (828) 271-4779 (828) 298-0398
Local Contacts
USGS Montebello; no Parkway map available
Local Maps

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