Blue Ridge Parkway
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The Rough Ridge Overlook is one of the most popular overlooks on the Parkway. Grandfather Mountain is just uphill from the overlook. The mountains to the south within 16 miles are north of John's River. To the southeast, you have the northern Black Mountains from Mount Craig to Celo Knob. Unfortunately a view of Mount Mitchell is blocked by Grandmother Mountain. Dogwood Stamp Mountain & Benn Knob are on the other side of South Mountains State Park.