Rough Ridge, Blowing Rock

Directions: Travel Down BRP. Rough Ridge overlook is just after the Viaduct.

Trail Information: Moderately rough trail. Narrow in some places. The Rough Ridge Trail has beautiful views of the Viaduct as well as Grandfather Mtn. and on clear days (I have heard but never seen such) you can see the Charlotte skyline. The trail is not a loop and is about 3.5 to 4 miles to the top and back. However, there are other trails that intersect.

Miscellaneous Information: The trail is rough for the most part being primarily a hiking trail, but at one point there is a board walk over fertile vegetation with benches that makes for a good place to take a break and enjoy the beautiful view.