Jumping Off Rocks Blue Ridge parkway

Trail head: Obids, North Carolina
Distance: 0.9 miles
Duration: 29 minutes
Skill Level: Easy

Jumpinoff Rocks Overlook is located on the right side of the Blue Ridge parkway while driving North at milepost 260.3. This is a great 1.0 mile hike to park in the overlook and stretch your legs after a long drive. There are beautiful scenic views from the parking lot and the overlook that is .5 miles at the end of the trail. There is also a picnic table fr sitting and relaxing with a great mountain view. First park your car and head right up the steps up a gradual hill climb. This trail is also part of the Mountain Sea Trail which is marked with the hiking man and a white dot. The trail continues with some flat parts and gradual inclines, but most part its a pleasant hike through the woods. The pat comes to a fork where if you turn right you continue on the Mountain Sea Trail, but you want to turn left to the overlook. from the fork the overlook is about fifty feet where you can step out into a clearing and see a 180 degree view of the mountains. Great spot for pictures and video, i will be returning again when its green and in the fall. The trail is then another .5 miles back to the car.


  • Great hike to stretch your legs after driving
  • Perfect hiking trail for kids and very safe
  • Bring a bottle of water and hiking shoes
  • You could wear sneakers on this hike and be fine as well

Jumpinoff Rocks Trail Map
jumpinoff rock trail map


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