Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock South
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Travel Blogs from Blowing Rock
After leaving Roanoke, VA we decided to bypass the next section of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Parkway Drive was amazing, but the winding roads, 35mph speed limit, asian tourist drivers, groups of motorcycle riders and endless push bike riders meant that we were only covering about 100 miles in a whole day of driving. So we jumped on …
... about a mile to the Upper Waterfall on Gragg Prong. Although we had visited this waterfall before, we never had a chance to play in the water. And arriving early, we had the waterfall to ourselves, at least for a little while. We set up along the big area of exposed bedrock, changed into swimsuits, and blew up the inflatable turtle we had picked up from Walmart for just $5. The lowest portion ...
... from the top of a waterfall, but this one has a gradual enough slope that the view is quite nice as the water slides down the rock into the gorge below. Sandy thought it would be possible to get down to the base from here. I really wouldn’t recommend that anyone try this, although she did make it to the bottom safely by holding onto a rope. Realizing she would never be able to get back up however, I headed back to the ...
Saturday morning, we headed back to Wilson Creek for more waterfalls. We headed into the area on FR 464 for about four miles to FR 464A and parked at the top of this road. We probably could have driven this road, but decided to just hike down since the RAV4 is not 4WD. The road heads down into the gorge along Little Lost Cove Creek, fording the creek about a half-mile from the start and ends at a primitive campsite. ...
... about 2 miles and then turned right on FR 58. The trailhead for North Harper Creek Trail (266) was about a quarter mile down this road. We parked at the trailhead and started hiking down the scenic trail as it followed North Harper Creek downstream. There were three creek crossings between the trailhead and the waterfall, but we had no trouble getting across by rock hopping. At the top of the ...
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- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking