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Rough Ridge Hike via Tanawha Trail

Rough Ridge Hike via Tanawha Trail

Rough Ridge Hike is 3.6 miles out and back trail that features wildlife, beautiful rock outcroppings and great views of Grandfather Mountain.

Trail Details

Distance: 3.6 mi
Elevation gain: 738 ft
Type: Out & Back
Parking fee:


From Boone, take Rd 221 South to Blowing Rock. At this point continue taking Rd 221 by turning right to Blue Ridge Parkway. The trail begins at Linn Cove Viaduct Visitor Center.

Gear For This Hike

Boone features warm and temperate climate and has a significant amount of rainfall during the year. So, take plenty of water, and bring hiking rain jacket with good hiking boots.


The LifeStraw is a hand-held personal water purification system very suitable for your day hike.  read the review

Marmot’s Minimalist

Marmot’s Minimalist Jacket is a lightweight shell combining price along with performance to keep it position among the best rain shells in the market.  read the review

Merrell Moab 2 Mid Ventilator

The Merrell Moab 2 Mid Ventilator is a day hiking boot that provides comfort – even on rocks, durability, accurate sizing, and breathability for casual warm and dry-weather hiking challenge. read the review

Nearby Trails

Glen Burney Falls Trail

2.3 mi | 666 ft | Out & Back

Grandfather Mountain Trail

3.9 mi | 1,574 ft | Out & Back

Price Lake Loop Trail

2.2 mi | 72 ft | Loop

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