Red River Gorge to Stone Mountain State Park onthe Blueridge Pkwy

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  1. TaraRe

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    Good evening!
    My husband and I are planning a trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway in a couple of weeks. We''l be stopping in Natural Bridge State Park and heading to the Blueridge Parkway. Some of the roads I'm looking at are K15S, US119, US23S, US19S, etc.. (link to google maps route) http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Natural+Bridge+State+Resort,+Slade,+KY&daddr=Miller%27s+Campground,+Campground+Road,+Laurel+Springs,+NC&hl=en&ll=37.094622,-82.468872&spn=2.339689,3.532104&sll=37.084619,-82.462496&sspn=2.339959,3.532104&geocode=FTZeQAId4vAC-yG8ZGTgzvwiISlXepXl0XhDiDG8ZGTgzvwiIQ%3BFWFdKwIdJoEo-yGHmmDqPSp24Sk_swAWlaNRiDGHmmDqPSp24Q&oq=Millers+campground&dirflg=h&mra=ltm&t=m&z=8
    Does anyone have any suggestions/comments/a better way avoiding highways? We are also concerned about where we might be able to stop for gas.
    Thanks in advance for any help!
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  2. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Detour east to the begining of Va. 16 . !6 is about as nice a piece of twisty as can be found. Watch for gravel in the center.
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  3. 4PawsHacienda

    4PawsHacienda Been here awhile

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    That's a nice route, plenty of places to get gas. Great riding in the region. You're riding "main" roads so gas available everywhere. Lots of good riding in the Stone Mountain area, plenty to explore. Most of the wineries are off the back roads so if you visit a few you'll see some pretty countryside.

    The BRP is a nice road but busy. Consider side trips thru some of the small towns in NC & VA (Sparta, State Road, Lowgap, Fries, Ivanhoe, Foster Falls, Clyde). Any time you can find a route along the New River you'll have some fun riding. Hwy 16 is a very good ride for a long ways. Finding places on the Crooked Road Music Trail will get you off the beaten path and into the countryside. Camping available all over he place.nStone Mtn popular, look at Grayson Highlands?
    Enjoy.
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  4. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    From Natural Bridge(where I live) take the Mountain Parkway to its terminus and then US 23 S to the Elkhorn City turn off. Ride to Breaks Interstate Pk. From there go to : www.visitvirginiamountains.com and look up the MC roads info. as mentioned above with the RT16 idea. Some of the best riding & scenery in the USA is shown there. I go over to that area to ride with friends & one of them provided those routes for the website to use. WV has some nice roads too. Enjoy.
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  5. forxlr8n

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    If you have the time leave the parkway in Roanoke,Va and take 311 north, turn left at the swinging bridge resturant, another left at 460. This will bring you out in Christiansburg I81 three miles to exit 115 go north on Rt 8 to Floyd. The parkway is about 15 miles from there but go pass it. This will put you going down Tuggles gap. You'll know when the fun is over turn around go back to the parkway.
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  6. 4PawsHacienda

    4PawsHacienda Been here awhile

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    If you do go down Tuggles gap pick up VA 691 and take it to VA 620, follow 620 back up to the BRP or continue through Lambsburg and Pipers Gap for some good riding - that's my everyday "ride around the block". It's a gooder.
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