The Catawba Falls trail will close on May 2, 2022, and remain closed until spring of 2023. The popular Old Fort area trail will be closed for 9-12 months to ensure the safety of the public and construction crews building retaining walls, boardwalks, staircases, and overlooks. Click the "Play" icon to find alternative waterfall and hiking trails.

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Blue Ridge Pinnacle

Prominent peak near Mt. Mitchell State Park, with awesome views.  Begin at swing-bar gate on side road at Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 354.8.  This is a three mile, easy loop.  Elevation is 5,665 feet.

Blue Ridge Pinnacle Area