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Little Parkway

The historic Yonahlossee Trail, now part of US 221 called the Little Parkway, was constructed in 1889 to link the then-new resort of Linville to the train service at Blowing Rock. It was a toll road until 1987 when the Linn Cove Viaduct was completed on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This Scenic Byway passes the natural wonders of the Linville Gorge and Falls, Linville Caverns, and Grandfather Mountain, as well as the back entrance to the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park.

Length: 18 miles
Drive Time: 45 minutes
Note: The route is not recommended for recreational vehicles or buses.

For a detailed driving route and map, download the NC Department of Transportation’s Scenic Byways guide.