• The long vistas are part of a Blue Ridge Parkway experience

    Blue Ridge

    Parkway NC,VA

TUNNEL HEIGHTS

Tunnels Along the Parkway / Watch out for bicycles!

There are twenty five Parkway tunnels in North Carolina and one in Virginia. These are listed below by milepost, length, maximum height (over the center of the road), and minimum height (over the edge of the road). Especially if you are driving a large motor home, you may want to take notice of some of these while you are making your plans.


LOCATION NAME LENGTH MAX HEIGHT MIN 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

Did You Know?

Mabry Mill

The first contract for work on the Blue Ridge Parkway, awarded to Nello Teer Construction Company of Durham, NC in the height of the Great Depression, was for over $316,000. Teer purchased a new steam shovel for the project!