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Directions

Road changes, weather conditions, and construction may necessitate that you check for current directions but we hope these will help guide your journey.

Grandfather Mountain to Elk Knob State Park at Meat Camp Rd/NC-1340

Starting from Grandfather Mountain Road

1

Head west on Grandfather Mountain Rd toward US-221 - go 1.0 mi

Toll road

2

Turn left at US-221 - go 16.3 mi

3

Turn left at US-221 S/US-321 - go 0.8 mi

Continue to follow US-221 S

4

Turn left at US-221/US-321 S/Valley Blvd - go 6.3 mi

Continue to follow US-221/US-321 S

5

Turn right at NC-105/NC Hwy 105 S - go 0.8 mi

6

Turn right at E King St/NC-194/US-221/US-421 - go 0.6 mi

7

Turn left at Jefferson Rd/NC-194/NC Hwy 194 N - go 4.3 mi

Continue to follow NC-194/NC Hwy 194 N

8

Turn left at Meat Camp Rd/NC-1335 - go 3.6 mi

Continue to follow Meat Camp Rd

9

Slight right at Meat Camp Rd/NC-1340 - go 1.5 mi

Total: 35.2 mi - about 59 mins

Elk Knob to Mt Jefferson State Natural Area at US-221

Starting from Meat Camp Rd/NC-1340

1

Head south on Meat Camp Rd/NC-1340 toward Charles Miller Rd - go 2.6 mi

2

Turn left at Little Creek Rd/NC-1335 - go 2.5 mi

Continue to follow NC-1335

3

Turn left at NC-194/NC Hwy 194 N - go 10.6 mi

Continue to follow NC-194

4

Turn left at NC-194/US-221 S - go 5.5 mi

Continue to follow US-221 S

Total: 21.3 mi - about 46 mins

Mt Jefferson to New River State Park at US-221 N

Starting from Mount Jefferson State Park Rd/NC-1152

1

Head southeast on Mount Jefferson State Park Rd/NC-1152 toward Highlands Cove Circle - go 0.5 mi

2

Turn right at US-221 - go 3.2 mi

3

Turn left at NC-16/US-221 N - go 8.6 mi

Continue to follow US-221 N

Total: 12.2 mi - about 16 mins

New River to Stone Mountain State Park

Starting from US-221

1

Head northwest on US-221 - go 79 ft

2

Turn right at US-221 N - go 13.2 mi

3

Slight right at US-21 - go 14.4 mi

4

Turn right at NC-1100/Oklahoma Rd/Stone Mountain Rd - go 3.1 mi

5

Turn right at Frank Pkwy/NC-1100 - go 0.8 mi

Total: 31.6 mi - about 42 mins

Stone Mountain to Grandfather Mountain via the Blue Ridge Pkwy

Starting from Frank Pkwy/NC-1100

1

Head southeast on Frank Pkwy/NC-1100 toward Stone Mountain State Park - go 0.8 mi

2

Turn left at Frank Pkwy/NC-1100/Oklahoma Rd/Stone Mountain Rd - go 3.1 mi

Continue to follow NC-1100/Oklahoma Rd/Stone Mountain Rd

3

Turn left at US-21 - go 4.0 mi

4

Turn right at NC-1464/Shawtown Rd - go 0.2 mi

5

Slight left at Caudill Rd/NC-1468 - go 0.8 mi

6

Turn left at Blue Ridge Pkwy - go 0.5 mi

7

Head southwest on Blue Ridge Pkwy toward NC-1108/Rash Rd - go 74 mi

8

Turn left at Grandmother Mountain Rd - go 184 ft3

9

Turn left at Grandmother Mountain Rd/NC-1513 - go 1.0 mi

10

Turn left at US-221 - go 1.1 mi

11

Turn right at Grandfather Mountain Rd - go 1.0 mi

Total: 86.5 mi - about 3 hour 2 mins

Road changes, weaqther conditions, and construction may necessiate that you check for current directions but we hope these will help guide your journey.


Starting from Grandfather Mountain to Elk Knob State Park at Meat Camp Rd/NC-1340

Starting from Grandfather Mountain Road

1

Head west on Grandfather Mountain Rd toward US-221 - go 1.0 mi

Toll road

2

Turn left at US-221 - go 16.3 mi

3

Turn left at US-221 S/US-321 - go 0.8 mi

Continue to follow US-221 S

4

Turn left at US-221/US-321 S/Valley Blvd - go 6.3 mi

Continue to follow US-221/US-321 S

5

Turn right at NC-105/NC Hwy 105 S - go 0.8 mi

6

Turn right at E King St/NC-194/US-221/US-421 - go 0.6 mi

7

Turn left at Jefferson Rd/NC-194/NC Hwy 194 N - go 4.3 mi

Continue to follow NC-194/NC Hwy 194 N

8

Turn left at Meat Camp Rd/NC-1335 - go 3.6 mi

Continue to follow Meat Camp Rd

9

Slight right at Meat Camp Rd/NC-1340 - go 1.5 mi

Total: 35.2 mi - about 59 mins


Elk Knob to Mt Jefferson State Natural Area at US-221


Starting from Meat Camp Rd/NC-1340

1

Head south on Meat Camp Rd/NC-1340 toward Charles Miller Rd - go 2.6 mi

2

Turn left at Little Creek Rd/NC-1335 - go 2.5 mi

Continue to follow NC-1335

3

Turn left at NC-194/NC Hwy 194 N - go 10.6 mi

Continue to follow NC-194

4

Turn left at NC-194/US-221 S - go 5.5 mi

Continue to follow US-221 S

Total: 21.3 mi - about 46 mins


Mt Jefferson to New River State Park at US-221 N


Starting from Mount Jefferson State Park Rd/NC-1152

1

Head southeast on Mount Jefferson State Park Rd/NC-1152 toward Highlands Cove Circle - go 0.5 mi

2

Turn right at US-221 - go 3.2 mi

3

Turn left at NC-16/US-221 N - go 8.6 mi

Continue to follow US-221 N

Total: 12.2 mi - about 16 mins


New River to Stone Mountain State Park


Starting from US-221

1

Head northwest on US-221 - go 79 ft

2

Turn right at US-221 N - go 13.2 mi

3

Slight right at US-21 - go 14.4 mi

4

Turn right at NC-1100/Oklahoma Rd/Stone Mountain Rd - go 3.1 mi

5

Turn right at Frank Pkwy/NC-1100 - go 0.8 mi

Total: 31.6 mi - about 42 mins



Stone Mountain to Grandfather Mountain via the Blue Ridge Pkwy


Starting from Frank Pkwy/NC-1100

1

Head southeast on Frank Pkwy/NC-1100 toward Stone Mountain State Park - go 0.8 mi

2

Turn left at Frank Pkwy/NC-1100/Oklahoma Rd/Stone Mountain Rd - go 3.1 mi

Continue to follow NC-1100/Oklahoma Rd/Stone Mountain Rd

3

Turn left at US-21 - go 4.0 mi

4

Turn right at NC-1464/Shawtown Rd - go 0.2 mi

5

Slight left at Caudill Rd/NC-1468 - go 0.8 mi

6

Turn left at Blue Ridge Pkwy - go 0.5 mi

7

Head southwest on Blue Ridge Pkwy toward NC-1108/Rash Rd - go 74 mi

8

Turn left at Grandmother Mountain Rd - go 184 ft3

9

Turn left at Grandmother Mountain Rd/NC-1513 - go 1.0 mi

10

Turn left at US-221 - go 1.1 mi

11

Turn right at Grandfather Mountain Rd - go 1.0 mi

Total: 86.5 mi - about 3 hour 2 mins 


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