Groundhog Mountain Loop

The 23-mile Groundhog Mountain Loop begins at Willis Gap and loops close to the North Carolina border. The highlight of the route is Squirrel Spur Road, a six-mile section that contains 58 curves. In addition to passing through the town of Ararat, this loop brings riders close to J.E.B. Stuart's Birthplace. 

  • 23.2 miles
  • 195 curves
  • 1,483 ft. elevation change


Blue Ridge Parkway Mileposts: 

  • Squirrel Spur Road (614) - 184
  • Piedmont Overlook - 186.8
  • Groundhog Mountain - 188.9
  • Pilot Mountain View - 189.1
  • Pucketts Cabin - 189.9
  • Presbyterian Bluemont Rock Church - 191.8
  • Willis Gap - 192.1