Alligator Back Overlook

A long range view of rounded mountain tops with the narrow tops of evergreen trees directly here.
Can you see the alligator?

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Quick Facts
Parkway Milepost 242

Information Kiosk/Bulletin Board, Parking - Auto, Scenic View/Photo Spot, Trailhead

Visitors are greeted with a long mountain view at the intriguingly named Alligator Back Overlook.

The overlook was named for the series of peaked mountains that resemble an alligator's back. Pine trees dip down into the valley creating a long view. Step out onto the small observation deck to read the wayside and learn about predators in the park. View the Doughton Park Trail map with its trails of varying lengths and difficulties to plan your perfect hike!

Blue Ridge Parkway

Last updated: April 5, 2024