Cowee Mountain Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina
United States, National Parks, Blue Ridge Parkway

The Cowee Mountain Overlook is one of the most stunning overlooks on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Located near Richland Balsam, the highest point on the Parkway, Cowee Mountain offers an uninterrupted panorama view of the local mountain landscapes. It’s a favorite spot for sunset photos, day trips, or people just passing through. But it will leave you with a memory you’ll cherish forever.

Located at Milepost 430.7 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina, the Cowee Mountain Overlook is one of the best in the state. It’s also a popular place to visit just over an hour from Cherokee, Brevard, and Asheville.

The large parking area has enough room for plenty of people to linger around for awhile. It’s just an overlook with no hiking trail, visitor center, or restrooms. It is also within sight of Richland Balsam, the highest point on the Parkway, just 0.7-miles away.

Here are a few of my favorite photos captured at the Cowee Mountain Overlook.

Sunset at Cowee Mountain Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway in NC

on the Blue Ridge Parkway in NC

on the Blue Ridge Parkway in NC

on the Blue Ridge Parkway in NC