Elk Mountain Scenic Loop
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Distance – 28 miles
Elevation Gain – 3,200′
Level – Moderate
Start – Folk Art Center Milepost 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville.
The Elk Mountain Scenic Loop route begins at the Folk Art Center in Asheville NC and begins climbing along the Blue Ridge Parkway immediately. More elevation gain awaits as you turn onto Town Mountain Rd before a crazy-fast descent into the heart of Asheville. Take a short roll through the city and past the Omni Grove Park Inn before climbing back to the parkway via Elk Mountain Scenic Hwy. One final epic descent awaits before your day is done.
Please park in the lower lot, leaving the spaces closest to the Folk Art Center for their customers. Water and restrooms are available inside the Folk Art Center.
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