At the point where the Blue Ridge Parkway meets US 221 just north of Linville is the Beacon Heights Overlook. This pullover features outstanding views of the Blue Ridge and of Grandfather Mountain. There is also a 1.1 mile out-and-back hiking trail. At over 4200 feet, low clouds, fog, mist, and great sunshine can come into play for very interesting photo opportunities.
|Lush green scenery is abound. (Steven Duckworth)|
|Great vistas surround the overlook. (Steven Duckworth)|
|Clouds add drama to the rocky cliffs of the mountains. (Steven Duckworth)|
|The Blue Ridge Mountain Range sits mightily in the background. (Steven Duckworth)|
|Low clouds hang around mountain ranges of over 6000 feet. (Adam Prince)|