Trails in the Blue Ridge Parkway Section 3 Trailhead Area

Here is a list of all trails in the Blue Ridge Parkway Section 3 Trailhead area.

Each trail has its own printable page with all the information and links, including (where available):

  • directions to the starting point
  • difficulty
  • length
  • elevation change
  • a map
  • photos from along the way, and
  • a detailed description and trail directions.

For general information about the Blue Ridge Parkway Section 3 trailhead, see the Blue Ridge Parkway Section 3 Trailhead page.

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Camp Creek Trail

Easy
  • 0.1mi, ,

Chestoa View Trail

Easy
  • 0.6mi, ,

Crabtree Falls Loop Trail

Moderate
  • This excellent trail takes you by the base of one of the most beautiful falls in the area. From the campground, follow the signs to the parking area for the falls trail. Take the right fork where the trail splits. The trail will descend and switch...
  • 2mi, Climbs Moderately, Some Obstacles

Deep Gap Trail

Easy
  • Trail continues on Pisgah National Forest land.
  • 0.2mi, ,

Flat Rock Trail

Easy
  • 0.6mi, ,

Grassy Knob Trail

  • 0.9mi, ,

Woods Mountain Trail

Moderate
  • Continues onto Pisgah National Forest land.
  • 2mi, ,

Nearby Trails

The following trails cross into this trailhead area, but are primarily accessed from another trailhead:

Erwins View Trail

Moderate
  • This trail travels to four excellent views of the Upper and Lower Falls. The first overlook takes you to the pool at Upper Falls. From this vantage point you can see the river pouring into the narrorw gorge above the lower falls. The second...
  • 0.8mi, Some Hills, Some Obstacles
  • Linville Falls Trailhead

Bald Knob Ridge Trail

More Difficult
  • From FS 472 the trail starts its climb on an old road bed, but soon veers left onto a narrow path for the first of many switchbacks as it ascends the ridge. The switchbacks ensure the grade is never too extreme as it traverses the steep slope many...
  • 2.8mi, Climbs Moderately, Some Obstacles
  • Black Mountains & Toe River Trailhead

Snooks Nose Trail

Most Difficult
  • Starting the Curtis Creek campground, the trail winds its way into the cove containing Slick Falls Branch on an old logging road, and then begins its signature climb. This is one steep trail! There are a few switchbacks, but they don't minimize the...
  • 4mi, Climbs Steeply, Moderately Rough
  • Curtis Creek Trailhead

Duggers Creek Trail

Easy
  • Sometimes called "The smallest named falls on the Blue Ridge Parkway", but well worth the short walk.
  • 0.25mi, Climbs Gently, Some Obstacles
  • Linville Falls Trailhead

Mountains to Sea Section 4 Trail

Most Difficult
  • **Black Mountain Campground to Beacon Heights** From Black Mounain Recreation Area by South Toe River in Pisgah NF to Buck Gap at BRP mp 344.1: Climbs the ridge. From Buck Gap at BRP mp 344.1 (NC-80) to Woodlawn Park (US-221): The MST leaves the...
  • 75.2mi, Hilly, Moderately Rough
  • Black Mountains & Toe River Trailhead

Plunge Basin Trail

Moderate
  • From the visitor center, this trail starts out fairly smooth through a forest of very large hemlocks and white pines to the junction with the Plunge Basin overlook split. The trail to the overlook is downhill and has some obstacles, but is well...
  • 0.7mi, Climbs Moderately, Moderately Rough
  • Linville Falls Trailhead

Tanawha Trail

Moderate
  • This excellent trail, completed in 1993, follows the contours of Grandfather Mountain above the Blue Ridge Parkway. It travels through interesting and diverse geology and forest environments, including northern hardwood forests and spruce-fir...
  • 13.5mi, Hilly, Moderately Rough
  • Blue Ridge Parkway Section 2 Trailhead

Green Knob Trail

More Difficult
  • This trail follows a ridge line to the Green Knob Lookout Tower at 5,090 feet. The trail is very steep and gets rocky so some minor scrambling is required. The trail provides amazing views of this beautiful mountainous region. After 2.8 miles the...
  • 3.3mi, Climbs Steeply, Very Rough
  • Black Mountains & Toe River Trailhead

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