Smart View Loop Trail-Milepost 1545

Roanoke, Virginia 24048

Smart View Loop Trail-Milepost 1545

Smart View Loop Trail-Milepost 154.5 Professional Review and Guide

"A picnic area loop that offers more, this trail mixes meadows with a deep stream drainage, a visit to a century-old cabin, and a wander through scenic forests.

Start the hike through a fat- man squeeze by the trail map sign. Strike off across the meadow to the northeast and pass a trail post and a bench. The trail rises into the woods to a signed trail junction on the right at 0.2 mile where a right leads to the picnic area and a restroom visible in the distance. Continue along a splitrail fence, then barbed wire. The trail continues away from the Parkway, dipping along a now-grassy path to a trail junction and a bench on the right at 0.4 mile. Straight ahead, the trail passes more trail posts and dips below then swings left into the Smart View Overlook."

Smart View Loop Trail-Milepost 154.5 Reviews

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My wife and I went for a easy camping trip and needed a day hike. This trail was very easy. We also had our dachshund and he was able to keep up well. Plan for 2-3 hours at most.
The trail, though short, provided just enough incline to create a nice work-out. The area just south of the trail shelter opened up to a nice view of the lower hills and valley.
Great short hike off the parkway through woods with one exceptional view of the blue ridge. Difficulty: Easy Time: 1.5 Hours

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1.6-3 miles
160 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
The Blue Ridge Parkway 199 Hemphill Knob Road Asheville, NC 28803-8686 (828) 271-4779 (828) 298-0398
Local Contacts
USGS Endicott; no Parkway map available
Local Maps

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Jul 2018