Blue Ridge Parkway: Cherokee to Asheville – North Carolina

🚙 Drive America’s Highways for 75.3 miles north along the Blue Ridge Parkway from Cherokee to Asheville, North Carolina.

The Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the most scenic drives in the United States. It winds its way through the Appalachian Mountains, offering stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The drive from Cherokee to Asheville, North Carolina, is a particularly beautiful stretch of the parkway.

The drive begins in Cherokee, a small town located on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. From here, the parkway climbs up to the Blue Ridge Mountains, offering panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. As we drive, we pass through a variety of different ecosystems, including forests, meadows, and waterfalls.

One of the highlights of the drive is the Graveyard Fields overlook (1:17:42). This overlook offers stunning views of a series of cascading waterfalls. Another highlight is the Devil’s Courthouse overlook (1:11:40). This overlook offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including Mount Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi River.

The drive from Cherokee to Asheville takes about two hours if you don’t include stops. However, you’ll want to allow plenty of time to stop and enjoy the scenery. There are numerous overlooks along the way where you can pull over and take in the views. You can also hike to waterfalls, visit historic sites, and go camping along the parkway.

The Blue Ridge Parkway is a great place to enjoy the beauty of nature. If you’re looking for a scenic drive, this is the one for you.

❎ Junctions:
JCT US-19 21:48
JCT US-74 37:15
JCT NC-215 1:10:18
JCT US-276 1:29:29
JCT NC-181 1:40:02

💡 Tunnels:
Sherill Cove Tunnel 5:50
Rattlesnake Mountain Tunnel 6:45
Bunches Bald Tunnel 16:50
Lickstone Ridge Tunnel 17:42
Pinnacle Ridge Tunnel 43:25
Devil’s Courthouse Tunnel 1:12:04
Frying Pan Tunnel 1:32:17
Buck Spring Tunnel 1:37:16
Little Pisgah Ridge Tunnel 1:37:56
Fork Mountain Tunnel 1:42:19
Young Pisgah Ridge Tunnel 1:43:49
Ferrin Knob Tunnel #3 1:46:14
Ferrin Knob Tunnel #2 1:46:26
Ferrin Knob Tunnel #1 1:47:09
Pine Mountain Tunnel – Longest Tunnel on the Parkway 1:49:26
Grassy Knob Tunnel 1:52:31

🌄 Overlooks:
View Oconaluftee River 1:55
View Raven Fork 2:46
View Ballhoot Scar 3:50
Thomas Divide Overlook 9:36
Big Witch Overlook 13:00
Big Witch Tunnel 14:03
Jenkins Ridge Overlook 14:40
Bunches Bald Overlook 16:38
Lickstone Ridge Overlook 17:33
Plott Balsam Overlook 18:57
Jonathan Creek Overlook 21:17
Soco Gap Overlook 22:09
Fed Cove Overlook 22:43
Thunder Struck Ridge Overlook 22:54
Camera Error/Waterrock Knob 24:48
Yellow Face Overlook 26:24
Fox Ridge Overlook 29:05
Scott Creek Overlook 30:11
Wesner Bald Overlook 30:54
Woodfin Cascades Overlook 32:33
Woodfin Valley Overlook 33:36
Mt. Lynn Lowry Overlook 34:47
The Orchards Overlook 35:49
Balsam Gap Overlook 39:19
Rabb Knob Overlook 39:50
Standing Rock Overlook 40:43
View Waynesville 41:35
View Village of Saunook 42:53
Cove Field Ridge Overlook 44:10
View Steestachee Bald 44:55
Grassy Ridge Mine Overlook 48:35
Licklog Gap Overlook 50:02
View Doubletop Mountain 51:10
Roy Taylor Forest Overlook 54:09
Lone Bald Overlook 55:10
Richland Balsam Overlook – Highest Point on the Parkway 57:15
Haywood-Jackson Overlook 57:54
Cowee Mountains Overlook 58:22
Beartrail Ridge Overlook 58:51
Beartrap Gap Overlook 1:01:54
Caney Fork Overlook 1:02:45
SPot Knob Overlook 1:03:03
Unnamed Overlook 1:03:23
Rough Butt Bald Overlook 1:06:59
Wolf Mountain Overlook 1:08:07
Herrin Knob Overlook 1:08:37
Courthouse Valley Overlook 1:09:52
View Mt. Hardy 1:11:05
View Devil’s Courthouse 1:11:40
Fetterbush Overlook 1:12:55
View John Rock Overlook 1:16:44
Graveyard Fields Overlook 1:17:42
East Fork Overlook 1:18:29
Looking Glass Rock Overlook 1:2046
Log Hollow Overlook 1:21:57
View Cherry Cove 1:22:58
Pounding Mill Overlook 1:27:09
Wagon Road Gap Overlook 1:28:51
Cold Mountain Overlook 1:29:21
Cradle of Forestry Overlook 1:30:49
View Pink Beds Overlook 1:31:54
View Funnel Top 1:33:45
Mount Pisgah 1:35:20
Mount Pisgah Overlook 1:35:36
Mills River Valley Overlook 1:41:25
View Hominy Valley 1:41:57
Big Ridge Overlook 1:43:01
View Stony Bald 1:44:34
Beaver Dam Gap Overlook 1:45:57
Unnamed Overlook 1:46:59
Bad Fork Valley Overlook 1:48:49
View Chestnut Cove 1:50:51
Sleepy Gap Parking Area 1:52:00
Walnut Cove Overlook 1:53:39
French Broad Overlook 1:57:45


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