Rock Castle Gorge Statistics
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Iconic Picture Spot
Rock Castle Gorge - Unofficial Trail Guide
Loop Trail Blue Ridge Parkway Camping
Rock Castle Gorge is a one-of-a-kind hike located near Floyd, Va. One of the many Rocky Knob Hiking Trails operated by the National Park Service, Rock Castle Gorge Hike is a 10.7 mile loop hike that starts at the Blue Ridge Parkway, descends into the canyon and returns to the top.
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Rock Castle Gorge Location & Trail Conditions
Rock Castle Gorge Picture Locations
East End of Blue Ridge Parkway
Midway Point Blue Ridge Parkway
Rock Castle Gorge Additional Information
There is parking in the canyon section of the hike if you just want to tackle a section away from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Going Clockwise, there's an expansive rock garden at about 8:00 of the hike that was impressive even for this area.
Can I camp at Rock Castle Gorge?
Yes, primitive camping is available at Rock Castle Gorge designated areas with a backcountry camping permit.
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