Blue Ridge Parkway | POUNDING MILL OVERLOOK (MP 413.2)

Pounding Mill Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Pounding Mill Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway

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There are two views at the Pounding Mill Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. At the south end of the parking lot is a view very similar to that of the Cradle of Forestry Overlook a little farther north. At both stops you can see Looking Glass Rock, the mountain with the bald, sheer-face cliffs. In fact, the views of Looking Glass Rock are from the same angle at both overlooks.

The second view is from the north side of the parking lot. This is one of the rare views from an overlook where you can see the Blue Ridge Parkway winding through the distant mountains. From here you are looking across the Parkway and also in a different direction, so if the sun is shining in your face when you are viewing Looking Glass Rock, views in this direction will be lit properly for a quality photo (and of course, vice versa).

The Blue Ridge Parkway is the thin gray line near the mountain peaks as seen from the Pounding Mill Overlooks

The Blue Ridge Parkway is the thin gray line near the mountain peaks as seen from the Pounding Mill Overlooks

Panoramic view from the right side of the Pounding Mill Overlook parking lot on the Blue Ridge Parkway (click to enlarge)

Panoramic view from the right side of the Pounding Mill Overlook parking lot on the Blue Ridge Parkway (click to enlarge)


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Last updated on December 4, 2023
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