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Rocky Knob Recreational Area

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Nice Hiking Spot on the Parkway

A great place to stop on the Parkway. A number of hiking trails, a gift shop with snacks and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Wildflower Hike

Rocky Knob is a recreation area along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Floyd, about 50 miles south of... read more

Reviewed April 24, 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina
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1670 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Floyd, VA 24091-3932
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Reviewed 4 days ago

the simple things are full of beauty and this is one of those! Nothing fancy but a nice place to stop and enjoy the view

Thank sharonphilpott74
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to stop on the Parkway. A number of hiking trails, a gift shop with snacks and water, and regular bathrooms. We did the 1.3 mile Rocky Knob Picnic Loop trip - a nice walk in the woods. The Black Ridge Trail is...More

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Reviewed April 24, 2018

Rocky Knob is a recreation area along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Floyd, about 50 miles south of Roanoke. There is a developed campground, primitive campsites, picnic areas, a visitor center, several overlooks and miles of hiking trails, including the Rock Castle Gorge National Recreation...More

Thank jmpncsu
Reviewed January 23, 2018

Camping at rocky knob will appeal to those wanting to get away from it all. Tent campers can choose from many sites nestled in the woods or along a sunny meadow. Minimal facilities (indoor toilets, cold water in sinks and spigots only) but you can...More

3  Thank gatortunor
Reviewed December 9, 2017

There are several pretty hikes here from short walks to viewpoints up to a 10 mile hike down into the valley. There is also a campground and picnic area.

1  Thank Octlt
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

We visited rocky knob the other day what a view have great facilities !!!! We brought a picnic lunch and sat at table was a great day!!!!

1  Thank W3p
Reviewed October 21, 2017

We used to come here almost every month (long before TripAdvisor existed) when we lived in the area. It offers one of the best views in the Roanoke area of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Saddle overlook is a must, as you get to see...More

1  Thank BBLC
Reviewed July 19, 2017

Take a picnic lunch, a good book, or hiking shoes and enjoy this quiet spot just off the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Thank CozyCottage
Reviewed November 16, 2016

Rocky Knob is another winner on the Blue Ridge Parkway. I have been searching up and down the central Blue Ridge Parkway for hiking spots and came across Rocky Knob Rec Area. The address says Floyd VA, but on the parkway you will find it...More

2  Thank Rick B
Reviewed November 4, 2016

The Rocky Knob Recreational Area on the Blue Ridge Parkway is just north of the Mabry Mill. The area is about 4000 acres. There is a ranger station staffed to answer questions. I'll let others describe the camping area and the cabins since I did...More

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Response from Rob M | Reviewed this property |
There are no fees from the Blue Ridge Parkway and for day hiking. The campground is the only fee - at $16 per night per site. I am unsure of any MTB at this location. There is a Rocky Knob MTB Park near Boone NC. This is 2... More