6/24/2014

Devil's Courthouse Overlook at North Carolina, USA


DEVIL'S COURTHOUSE - BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY NORTH CAROLINA

First Day of Summer has arrived and with it my husband and I celebrate our FIRST Anniversary. We spent our honey moon near Mt. Mitchell in North Carolina last year and we began this year with the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Black Mountain, North Carolina area.

DEVIL'S COURTHOUSE - BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY NORTH CAROLINA


We both enjoy taking pictures of the wildflowers, waterfalls and mountain peeks. We get giddy when we see wild animals like the turkey hen and their baby poults or chicks. This year we saw many hens along side the roads heading into the mountains, fields and other areas.

DEVIL'S COURTHOUSE - BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY NORTH CAROLINA


We decided to walk the steep Devil's Courthouse Trail and Overlook located Mile Post 422.4 near Asheville, North Carolina on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is elevated at 5720 ft. and is a strenuous one mile hike up a  partially paved trail. You can view 4 states from the overlook: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee.The informative plaques with viewing cones are helpful in locating the mountain peaks for the four states.

DEVIL'S COURTHOUSE  ELEV. 5720 APPROX. 20 MIN. WALK

I hope you will attempt this trail. You can take mini stops along the path to rest at benches posted through out the walk. In my opinion, the first portion is the toughest. I figured the people coming back down with smiles on theirs faces meant it was worth the effort. And, do not let the word "strenuous" detour your adventure. We met two elder ladies with walking poles along the path. They seems extremely pleased with their journey.

DEVIL'S COURTHOUSE OVERLOOK - PARKING LOT


Please keep an eye on your children and pets once you arrive at the outlook. It can be dangerous and an easy fall on one side of the lookout. Have fun and be safe! :)

To learn more, visit Stay and Play in the Smokies


Thank you,
~GAhome2mom
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