Hiking & Picnicking Links along the Blue Ridge and surrounding area:
Beautiful mountaintops and valleys, rainbows of color, gorgeous scenery, wildlife perching and parading, charming nooks and crannies to explore – this is what you'll enjoy as you hike our High Country.
» The Blue Ridge Parkway – A scenic federal park with fantastic views and miles of hiking trails (just one fourth mile from Alpen Acres).
» Moses Cone Memorial Park – Historic Cone Manor House and 25 miles of gently graded horse, hiking, and cross-country skiing trails at milepost 294 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
» Bass Lake – Picturesque setting for walking. Located on the lower level and approached by car from Hwy 221.
» Julian Price Memorial Park – 4,344 acres of camp grounds, picnic area, fishing, boat rentals, and trails at milepost 297 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
» Linville Falls and Gorge – 90 ft. falls with the deepest gorge east of the Grand Canyon at milepost 316 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.