Drive: 40 min (totally worth it)
Easy access off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Beautiful (westward facing) views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and valley.
This cozy little overlook is very simple to get to. Try to go on a nice clear day to get the best visibility. If you are coming from I 64, after taking exit 99 towards Shenandoah National Park, turn right onto the Blue Ridge Parkway when the exit comes to a “T-stop”. From there, it’s 10 miles down the Parkway on your right. You will see a clearly marked sign for Ravens Roost Overlook. There is plenty of parking, a few picnic benches, and lots of spots to stretch out and take in the view. Most people shoot the tree to the left of the tree, but I prefer to be on the right to get some depth going into the valley with the little river passing through. There are plenty of options and room for creativity though — take your time with it as you will likely be one of the only photographers here if you go during the week. The A.T. and popular Humpback Rocks trail are within a few miles of this overlook.
If you want a nice drive with beautiful scenery, this place is beautiful!
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