Blue Ridge Parkway | YONAHLOSSEE OVERLOOK (MP 303.9)

View from the Yonahlossee Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway

View from the Yonahlossee Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway

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The Yonahlossee Overlook is a very popular stop, but not due to anything you will see from the parking area, which is another view of Grandfather Mountain. People park here and walk south on the Blue Ridge Parkway to get the second best photo of the Linn Cove Viaduct. The best view requires some hiking on a fairly rough trail, so for those not able or not willing to make the effort, the view at Yonahlossee is the best alternative. (Learn how you can get the best photo on the Linn Cove Viaduct Overlook Trail web page.)

To get a view of the viaduct, follow the trail that runs along the guardrail for about two minutes.

Path along the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Linn Cove Viaduct from the Yonahlossee Overlook

Path along the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Linn Cove Viaduct from the Yonahlossee Overlook

For the best photo from this stop, walk right up to where the viaduct begins. If you look across the Parkway, you will see a boulder. This is where you will be sitting if you walk the above-mentioned trail to the best view. For comparison, I have provided a photo from this viewpoint.

View from the Blue Ridge Parkway of the Linn Cove Viaduct

View from the Blue Ridge Parkway of the Linn Cove Viaduct

View of the Blue Ridge Parkway's Linn Cove Viaduct from boulder viewpoint on the Tanawha Trail

View of the Blue Ridge Parkway’s Linn Cove Viaduct from boulder viewpoint on the Tanawha Trail

On the way to the viaduct are excellent views into the valley that you also cannot get from the parking area.

View of mountains and valley from near the Yonahlossee Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway

View of mountains and valley from near the Yonahlossee Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway


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Last updated on December 20, 2023
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