Cowee Mountain Overlook

Mountains with sunlight and dark clouds
View from Cowee Mountain Overlook

NPS Photo / A. Armstrong

Quick Facts
High Elevation Scenic Overlook

Parking - Auto, Scenic View/Photo Spot

Cowee Mountain Overlook sits 5,950 feet above sea level. It is a beautiful overlook and a popular spot for picnickers.

Located just north of Richland Balsam on the Blue Ridge Parkway, this overlook faces southeast, making for great views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. Cowee Mountain Overlook is one of the few overlooks that offer 180-degree views without any obstructions.

Blue Ridge Parkway

Last updated: October 7, 2020