The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or simply the A.T., is a marked hiking trail in the eastern United States extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is no ordinary road. With grand mountains on either side, rich Appalachian cultures along the way and stunning landscapes from beginning to end, this is a journey unlike any in the world.
The Emerald Outback at Beech Mountain is a year-round destination for hikers, trail runners and mountain bikers. At 5,400 feet high in North Carolina`s Blue Ridge Mountains, the Emerald Outback has more than eight miles of gorgeous and challenging trails.
For one of the most spectacular vistas, head to Wiseman`s View on the western side of Linville Gorge (looking across to Hawksbill and Table Rock). Located just a few miles from the Linville Falls Pisgah National Forest parking area, there`s an easy 2/10-mile paved trail to the view.
Julian Price Memorial Park is a park of 4,200 acres at the foot of Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina, named in honor of Julian Price. It is at milepost 297 on the Blue Ridge Parkway and directly adjacent to the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park.
The Linn Cove Viaduct hugs the face of Grandfather Mountain and is recognized internationally as an engineering marvel. This was the last section of the Parkway to be completed and a model of the construction technique highlights a visit to the Linn Cove Visitor Center.