The Blue Ridge Parkway really needs no introduction. It’s one of the most famous adventure corridors in the entire Southeast. Winding 469-miles along the weathered escarpment of the Blue Ridge Mountains from the Smokies to the Shenandoah, it’s a road that offers up an essentially endless supply of outdoor activities and photo-worthy pull-offs. And while the parkway is perhaps best known for it’s driving qualities, the hiking along the way is equally spectacular. Here are seven hikes worth stopping for.
1. Devil’s Courthouse
Mile marker: 422.4 Distance: 0.9 miles RT
The shortest hike on the list, Devil’s Courthouse is probably considered more of a jaunt than a hike. Only a half-mile to the summit of The Courthouse itself, it’s far from a strenuous trek, even if it is mostly uphill. And the views that unravel from the top are some of the best you’ll find in Western Carolina.