A Blue Ridge Parkway experience is unlike any other: a slow-paced and relaxing drive revealing stunning long-range vistas and close-up views of the rugged mountains and pastoral landscapes of the Appalachian Highlands. The Parkway meanders for 469 miles, protecting a diversity of plants and animals, and providing opportunities for enjoying all that makes this region of the country so special.
America's Favorite Drive
Plan Your Visit
The Parkway is 469 miles long and the experience of the drive can vary throughout the year. Plan your trip along the Parkway.
Hiking along the Parkway
There are over 300 miles of trails along the Parkway. Find your new favorite hike!
Places to Go
Popular destinations along the Parkway
Road Closure Map
In winter temporary closures of the Parkway happen frequently due to weather conditions. Check this map for current closures.
Last updated: May 5, 2017