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Rocky Knob Picnic Area - Blue Ridge Parkway

Map of TRACK Trail at Rocky Knob

The Rocky Knob TRACK Trail is an easy 1-mile loop through a mature forest.

On your hike you will pass large oaks, ashes, hickories, Fraser magnolias, hemlocks, and other native trees and shrubs. This is also a great area for bird watching. During nesting season, visitors will be treated to a wide variety of birds such as hooded warblers and ovenbirds.

Use the brochures to help you explore the natural features of the trail. Have fun as you travel the trail, exploring the park and discovering its wonders!

Track an adventure here
Rocky Knob sticker

Location Details

Recreational Features: Picnic Tables, Birding, Photography
Amenities: Restrooms, Visitor Center
ADA Compliant: No
Seasonality:
Old Barn
Rhodendron thicket
Rhododendron flower
Ferns next to trail
Downy Rattlesnake Plantain
Ghost pipe (also known as Indianpipe)
Rocky terrain
Trailhead sign

Adventures for Rocky Knob Picnic Area - Blue Ridge Parkway

Hiking

Flower Power

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
Many flowers depend on relationships with pollinators to reproduce. Use the clues in this brochure to see how a flower’s size, shape, color and smell have the power to attract unique pollinators.
Hiking

Bug Out

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
The "Bug Out" brochure is an investigation into the creepy crawlies of the forest. This adventure will help you learn how to identify the difference between insects, spiders and other arthropods.
Hiking

Animal Athletes

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
The Animal Athletes adventure challenges kids to exercise with the animals. This brochure gives kids eight different animal exercises they can do along the trail. From hummingbird hand-swings to frog hops, kids are sure to have fun getting in shape with the animals during their outdoor adventures.
Hiking

Nature's Hide & Seek

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.

Directions

1670 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Floyd, VA 24091
Floyd, VA 24091
Latitude: 36.811224000000
Longitude: -80.350806000000

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