Project Description

The Sights on Rt 614 Squirrel Spur Rd.
  • Kanawha Valley Arena Resort (located 10 miles North on Dugspur Road)

  • Bell Spur Church

  • Angel Overlook

The Sights on Rt 773 Ararat Highway
  • Grocery

  • Boyds Restaurant

The Sights on Friends Mission Rd.
  • Rolling Thunder Raceway

The Sights on Willis Gap Rd.
  • H.C. Harold Orchard

The Sights on Blue Ridge Parkway 
  • Blumont Presbyterian Church

  • Pucketts Cabin

  • Groundhog Mountain Overlook

  • Piedmont Overlook

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
Map the Loop on Rever