Blue Ridge Parkway | BLACK MOUNTAINS OVERLOOK (MP 342.2)

Black Mountains Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Black Mountains Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway

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At the Black Mountains Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway you have a nice, largely unobstructed view of the mountain range. It does show depth, as there are smaller mountains in the foreground and larger mountains in the background. The overlook faces west, so visit it in the morning for the best photos, unless you arrive in the very late evening for a sunset photo.

The Black Mountains include six of the ten tallest mountains on the East Coast, including the tallest, Mount Mitchell, at 6,684 feet. I had the miserable experience of camping on Mount Mitchell in gale force winds, rain, fog, and near-freezing temperatures. The mountain is now part of the Mount Mitchell State Park.

Panoramic view from the Black Mountains Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway (click to enlarge)

Panoramic view from the Black Mountains Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway (click to enlarge)


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Last updated on November 7, 2023
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