The fabulous Chestoa View overlook (elevation 4,090 ft) is easy to miss as you drive the Blue Ridge Parkway. It's one of the best views on the Parkway, so don't miss it! Watch for the small sign for the parking area at Milepost 320.8. From the parking area, take a short (1/4 of a mile) walk to the rock-walled viewing area. Enjoy great views of the rugged Linville Gorge. The 12,000-acre Linville Gorge Wilderness in the North Carolina Mountains is part of the Pisgah National Forest.
Fall color usually peaks mid to late October. Also here is a 6/10 of a mile easy loop trail with another view of Table Rock. Several picnic tables are located in the parking area. Nearby are Linville Falls, The Orchard at Altapass and Crabtree Falls.
Chestoa is derived from the Cherokee word for rabbit. See more overlooks on the Blue Ridge Parkway.