Your Blue Ridge Mountains Directory and Information.

Best Blue Ridge Parkway Overlooks in the Smoky Mountains

355.8 Junction Ridge (Great Sunrise and Birds)
363.0 Graybeard
413.0 Pounding Mill (Rock formation)
418.0 East Fork
418.8 Graveyard Fields
420.0 Black Balsam (Best Morning Site)
424.0 Wolf Mountain (Rock Wall for Morning Sun)
430.0 Cowee Mountain (Best Sunset)
431.0 Balsam Gap
436.0 Grassy Ridge (Wild Flowers Mid-July-Aug)
451.2 Water Rock Knob (2nd best Sunset)


Blue Ridge Parkway Road Conditions/Construction: Virginia to N Carolina

Blue Ridge Parkway is Closed from Mile Markers 274.5 to 276.5 for bridge repairs. A detour with signs directs you from Mile marker 269.8 to 276.5 so you may avoid the area.



Blue Ridge Parkway Tunnel Locations and Clearance Heights

If you are driving a large motor home or 5th wheel trailer you may have issues with 1 or more of the 25 tunnels along the Blue Ridge Parkway, the vast majority of which are in North Carolina.

The Minimum Height column shows the lowest point of a tunnel along the edge of the road while the Maximum Height is the highest point of the tunnel over the center of the road. Take this all into account as some tunnels may be long with moderate curves along with having oncoming traffic and potential obstructions in the roadway.

BRP Mile Marker Tunnel Name Tunnel Length Maximum Height Minimum Height

53.1

Bluff Mountain

630 feet

19 feet 1 in

13 feet 7 in
333.1 Little Switzerland 542 feet 19 feet 8 in 14 feet 4 in
336.8 Wildacres 330 feet 19 feet 10 in 13 feet 1 in
344.5 Twin Tunnel (North) 300 feet 21 feet 16 feet
344.7 Twin Tunnel (South) 401 feet 19 feet 7 in 14 feet 7 in
349.0 Rough Ridge 150 feet 21 feet 6 in 13 feet 9 in
364.4 Craggy Pinnacle 245 feet 19 feet 9 in 14 feet 1 in
365.5 Craggy Flats 400 feet 19 feet 5 in 14 feet 4 in
374.4 Tanbark Ridge 780 feet 19 feet 5 in 14 feet 1 in
397.1 Grassy Knob 770 feet 19 feet 2 in 13 feet 7 in
399.1 Pine Mountain 1434 feet 19 feet 3 in 14 feet 2 in
400.9 Ferrin Knob #1 561 feet 19 feet 6 in 14 feet 2 in
401.3 Ferrin Knob #2 421 feet 19 feet 2 in 14 feet
401.5 Ferrin Knob #3 375 feet 19 feet 5 in 13 feet 9 in
403.0 Young Pisgah Ridge 412 feet 19 feet 8 in 14 feet 6 in
404.0 Fork Mountain 389 feet 19 feet 2 in 14 feet
406.9 Little Pisgah 576 feet 19 feet 5 in 13 feet 10 in
407.3 Buck Springs 462 feet 19 feet 2 in 13 feet 8 in
410.1 Frying Pan 577 feet 19 feet 9 in 13 feet 8 in
422.1 Devil's Courthouse 665 feet 19 feet 14 feet 2 in
439.7 Pinnacle Ridge 813 feet 19 feet 1 in 13 feet 10 in
458.8 Lickstone Ridge 402 feet 18 feet 1 in 11 feet 1 in
459.3 Bunches Bald 255 feet 18 feet 4 in 10 feet 6 in
461.2 Big Witch 348 feet 18 feet 1 in 11 feet 3 in
465.6 Rattlesnake Mountain 395 feet 19 feet 6 in 14 feet 5 in
466.2 Sherrill Cove 550 feet 19 feet 7 in 14 feet 4 in

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