Blue Ridge Parkway | APPLE ORCHARD MOUNTAIN (MP 76.5)

View from Apple Orchard Mountain on the Blue Ridge Parkway

View from Apple Orchard Mountain on the Blue Ridge Parkway

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The Apple Orchard Mountain pullout is not meant to advertise any particular scenic view but to mark the highest spot on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia: Apple Orchard Mountain at 3,950 feet in elevation. Thus, you are on the mountain, not looking at it. There is a narrow-but-nice view from the parking lot thanks to the recent logging of tall trees that previously blocked much of the scenery.

Apple Orchard Mountain gets its name because it supposedly looks like an abandoned apple orchard, whatever that means. The trees are lichen covered Northern Red Oaks that have been gnarled by high winds, ice, and snow over the years.


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Last updated on November 3, 2023
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