Travel in the High Country
Drive Carefully. The maximum speed limit on the Blue Ridge Parkway is 35-45 miles per hour. The speed limit in downtown Blowing Rock is 20 mph.
Parking on the Blue Ridge Parkway is limited to designated parking areas or off-road shoulders. All four wheels must be off the pavement.
Stay on maintained trails. Hiking shoes or boots are recommended.
Many areas do not have mobile or WiFi reception. Plan routes ahead of travel.