Blue Ridge Parkway | CHESTNUT COVE VIEW (MP 398.3)

Chestnut Cove View stop on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Chestnut Cove View stop on the Blue Ridge Parkway

View: ♦ ♦ / 5
Trails: Mountains to Sea / Shut-In Trail
Picnic Tables: None

There is small window of view between two trees at Chestnut Cove View stop on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The view is very similar to Walnut Cove View one stop to the north in that it’s just another angle on the same swanky neighborhood and golf course.

View from the Chestnut Cove View pullout on the Blue Ridge Parkway

View from the Chestnut Cove View pullout on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Panoramic view from the Chestnut Cove View stop on the Blue Ridge Parkway (click to enlarge)

Panoramic view from the Chestnut Cove View stop on the Blue Ridge Parkway (click to enlarge)

Access to the Mountains to Sea Trail is located across the street from the parking area. This trail stretches for 1,150 miles from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the North Carolina Outer Banks. The trail is not part of the National Park system, so I did not hike it, but you can find more information on the Friends of the Mountains to Sea Trail website.

You can also access the Shut-In Trail, which runs north from the Buck Springs Gap Overlook for 16 miles, following the Mountains To Sea Trail for its entire length.


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Last updated on November 9, 2023
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