Blue Ridge Parkway Hike of the Week “Down By The River” Join Parkway rangers at 10:00 am on Friday, August 23rd for a moderate, 2.5 mile roundtrip hike through a hardwood forest down to the scenic East Fork of the Pigeon River. We’ll talk about the water resources and how human influences affect the Parkway environment. Meet at Looking Glass Rock Overlook at Milepost 417. Bring water, wear good walking shoes, and be prepared for changeable weather. Call 828-298-5330, ext. 304 for more information.