Blue Ridge Parkway | CALLOWAY PEAK VIEW (MP 299.7)

Access the Upper Boone Fork Trail at the Calloway Peak View stop on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Access the Upper Boone Fork Trail at the Calloway Peak View stop on the Blue Ridge Parkway

View: None
Trails: Upper Boone Fork Trail, Tanawha Trail / Mountains to Sea Trail
Picnic Tables: None

There is no longer a view at the Calloway Peak View overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway, for the entire area is overgrown with a forest. Visitors can, however, access the Tanawha Trail / Mountains to Sea Trail and the Upper Boone Fork Trail.

The trail in the parking lot is the Upper Boone Fork Trail. It starts off heading southwest, then curves west, crosses the Blue Ridge Parkway, and then circles around to the northeast, ending at the Boone Fork Parking Area one stop to the south. A half mile from the start is an intersection with a short connector trail that leads to the Tanawha Trail (this connector comes after crossing the Blue Ridge Parkway). When you get to it, you are only a quarter mile from the Boone Fork Parking Area.

The Tanawha Trail connects the Beacon Heights Parking Area to Julian Price Park farther north, a distance of 13.5 miles. The Tanawha Trail is also part of the Mountains to Sea Trail, a collection of shorter trails that when strung together makes a 1,150-mile path across the state of North Carolina, connecting Great Smokey Mountains National Park with the Outer Banks on the Atlantic Ocean.


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Last updated on November 9, 2023
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