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Rocky Knob Recreational Area, Floyd

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Rocky Knob Recreation Area is a 4,500 acres (18 km2) recreation area along the Blue Ridge Parkway, which spans from mile markers 167–174. The park is home to 15 miles of hiking trails, 81 tents camping sites, 28 RV sites, and 72 picnic sites. The campground is open seasonally, typically from May–October. Rocky Knob is also home to Rock Castle Gorge, a 3,500 acres (14 km2) gorge, and home to the Rock Castle Gorge National Recreation Trail. The trail drops 1,000 feet in elevation in 3 miles, and backpackers can request a backcountry camping permit from the National Park Service.
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  • We hiked the Black Ridge Trail, a 3-mile, 90-minute, moderate loop, in the Rocky Knob Recreational Area on the Blue Ridge Parkway. We went on an overcast morning, which limited some of the faraway... 
    We hiked the Black Ridge Trail, a 3-mile, 90-minute, moderate loop, in the Rocky Knob Recreational Area on the Blue Ridge Parkway. We went on an overcast morning, which limited some of the faraway...  more »
  • We did the rock castle gorge hike with a group. It was amazing. Beautiful scenery, not crowded, and i believe we may have even heard a bear. The last 3 miles of our hike was INTENSE. I would... 
    We did the rock castle gorge hike with a group. It was amazing. Beautiful scenery, not crowded, and i believe we may have even heard a bear. The last 3 miles of our hike was INTENSE. I would...  more »
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  • Did the black ridge trail, it was great. Well marked and well maintained and a good length with varied terrain (a creek, a meadow, the woods, and great vistas) would certainly do it again
  • Beautiful view. If you're ever in the area definitely stop and take the view. This is a picture of me and the DC ramblers motorcycle club when we rode the back of the dragon. Lots and lots of fun

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