The Blue Ridge Mountains are a stunning segment of the greater Appalachian Mountain range, and contain the highest mountain peaks in eastern North America south of Canada. The area also contains the Blue Ridge Parkway, a 469 mile-long scenic highway that connects the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with Shenandoah National Park.
The "Blue" in the name references a unique isoprene compound released by the trees into the atmosphere, giving the mountains their famous blue haze. Uniquely, the range peaks are too warm to support an alpine climate, so even the highest 6,000+ ft. summits are pleasant and often visited. This uncommon geography provides elevated vantage points rarely seen east of the Rockies. Asheville is one of the largest cities in the Blue Ridge area with a population of nearly 90,000, and each year tourists flock to experience the stunning views, charming downtown area, serene atmosphere, and striking autumn colors.
The campsite for Ramble Blue Ridge is perched on a private mountaintop about 30 minutes away from downtown Asheville: perfectly suited for incredible beauty, learning, and solitude.
Ramble spots are very limited. Snag yours before you're gone!