Blue Ridge Parkway | SMART VIEW OVERLOOK (MP 154.1)

Smart View Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Smart View Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway

View: ♦ / 5
Trails: Smart View Loop Trail
Picnic Tables: None

The view at the Smart View Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway is nothing more than the tips of mountains seen through a V-shape window. What you see in the above photo is it, and that’s certainly not worth stopping for. However, if you are looking for a decent 3-mile hike, you can park here to access the Smart View Loop Trail (though you are better off parking at the Smart View Recreation Area parking lot a quarter mile to the south). This moderate loop trail circles the Recreation Area, which includes a large picnic facility and a historic cabin.


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Last updated on December 13, 2023
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