• Yankee Horse Ridge - Vesuvius, Virginia

      Yankee Horse Ridge
      Photo by Peter Thody
      Yankee Horse Ridge is an ideal place to take a short break from the Blue Ridge Parkway and stretch your legs a little. There's a section of reconstructed narrow-gauge railroad track just a few yards form the parking area; the original track, known as the Irish Creek Railway, was built in 1920 for hauling lumber.

      If you go:
      A slightly longer walk - but still less than a quarter of a mile will take you along a woodland trail to a railroad exhibit and pretty Wigwam Falls.


      Blue Ridge Parkway
      Milepost 34.4
      Vesuvius, Virginia 24483 USA

      Mailing address:
      Blue Ridge Parkway
      199 Hemphill Knob Road
      Asheville, NC 28803 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Park headquarters
      +1 (828) 271-4779

      Recorded park information
      +1 (828) 298-0398