Blue Ridge Parkway Tunnels


Of the 26 tunnels on the Blue Ridge Parkway, 25 of them are in North Carolina near Asheville! We've listed them below by milepost, from north to south. To go north on Parkway from the city, enter from U.S. Highway 70 east of town (at Milepost 382), and if you are heading south, enter from the NC Arboretum on NC Highway 191 near I-26 (at Milepost 393).

  • 333.1 Little Switzerland, 542 feet long
  • 336.8 Wildacres, 330 feet

  • 344.5 Twin Tunnel (North), 300 feet
  • 344.7 Twin Tunnel (South), 401 feet
  • 349.0 Rough Ridge, 150 feet
  • 364.4 Craggy Pinnacle, 245 feet
  • 365.5 Craggy Flats, 400 feet

  • 374.4 Tanbark Ridge, 780 feet
  • (Asheville exits Milepost 382-393)
  • 397.1 Grassy Knob, 770 feet
  • 399.1 Pine Mountain, 1434 feet
  • 400.9 Ferrin Knob #1, 561 feet
  • 401.3 Ferrin Knob #2, 421 feet
  • 401.5 Ferrin Knob #3, 375 feet
  • 403.0 Young Pisgah Ridge, 412 feet
  • 404.0 Fork Mountain, 389 feet
  • 406.9 Little Pisgah, 576 feet
  • 407.3 Buck Springs, 462 feet
  • 410.1 Frying Pan, 577 feet

  • 422.1 Devil's Courthouse, 665 feet
  • 439.7 Pinnacle Ridge, 813 feet
  • 458.8 Lickstone Ridge, 402 feet
  • 459.3 Bunches Bald, 255 feet
  • 461.2 Big Witch, 348 feet
  • 465.6 Rattlesnake Mountain, 395 feet
  • 466.2 Sherrill Cove, 550 feet

Driving Tips for Tunnels:

  • Turn on lights before you enter a bridge.
  • Remove your sunglasses to help your eyes adjust to the sudden darkness
  • Slow down as you enter to enjoy and be extra watchful of oncoming vehicles
  • Watch for bicyclists!
  • While blowing your horn can be fun for you, please be considerate of other drivers and bicylists.
  • Often water drips inside the tunnel. In colder weather, this can cause icy spots. This is the number reason for lengthy Parkway closures in the winter months.

See our complete Blue Ridge Parkway Guide for much more info on things to do, including overlooks and hiking trails. Also, see our Top 15 Scenic Drives in the mountains.


Watch the video: North Carolina Blue Ridge Parkway tunnel


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