The parkway’s north end offers scenic hardwood forest and sweeping valley vistas. Just five miles in, Humpback Rocks illustrates the blend of cultural and natural features that defines the rest of the parkway. Hike to high rock outcroppings or explore 1890s farm buildings relocated during parkway construction. Start your trip at the visitor center and learn about the many aspects of mountain life that defy stereotypes.
At a Glance:
Points of Interest:
Visitor Center: Talk to a ranger for information and tour the museum’s exhibits about mountain life. Open seasonally; check the opening schedule for specific dates.
Sleeping and Eating:
Humpback Rocks Picnic Area: Enjoy your lunch outside at the 91-site picnic area. The picnic area offers tables, charcoal grills, and comfort stations. Open seasonally; check the opening schedule for specific dates.
Things to Do:
Hiking: The Humpback Rocks area offers three hiking trails and access to the Appalachian Trail, which runs from Maine to Georgia. See the Humpback Rocks hiking trails for more information.
Nearby Towns And Access
Last updated: January 25, 2021