Travel in the High Country
Drive Carefully. The maximum speed limit on the Blue Ridge Parkway is 35-45 miles per hour. Speed limit in downtown Blowing Rock is 20 mph.
Parking on the Blue Ridge Parkway is limited to designated parking areas or road shoulders. All four wheels must be off the pavement.
Stay on maintained trails. Hiking shoes or boots are recommended.
Many areas are outside mobile and WiFi reception. Plan routes ahead of travel.