Area attractions near RedTail Mountain
RedTail Mountain Resort is conveniently located near an endless array of attractions in and around the High Country. Regional attractions include the Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail, Appalachian Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway, trout fishing streams, theaters, theme parks, museums, and more!
Virginia Creeper Trail
Damascus, VA (18 miles)
The Virginia Creeper Trail is open to hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and offers some of the area's best fly fishing. Take a leisurely trek down the Virginia Creeper Trail and enjoy perhaps the easiest, prettiest mountain bike ride you will ever encounter. This trail, which is the "retired" railway corridor of the Virginia - Carolina Railroad, has become one of the most popular bicycling trail destinations in the eastern United States. With its gently descending grade and well-groomed surface, it lends itself perfectly to downhill adventures. The Virginia Creeper Trail is an attractive mountain-bike ride for families.
The nearest trail access is located north of Shady Valley, TN at the junction of HWY 91 and Cross Mountain Rd (15 miles). The Appalachian trail famously extends from Maine to Georgia. Locally the Appalachian Trail follows segments of mountain ranges throughout the Cherokee National Forest.
Blue Ridge Parkway
Onramp located at Mile Post 280 (28 miles)
With entrances and exits at all major federal and state highways, part of the parkway experience is getting into the towns and communities of the region. Asheville, NC, Boone, NC and Roanoke, VA are the largest cities along the way.
The Blowing Rock
HWY 321 S, Blowing Rock, NC (29 miles)
The Blowing Rock, North Carolina's oldest travel attraction since 1933, is an immense cliff 4,000 feet above sea level overhanging Johns River Gorge 3,000 feet below. Open all year weather permitting.
US 221 & Blue Ridge Parkway; Linville, NC (35 miles)
Grandfather Mountain is the highest peak in the Blue Ridge mountain range and a globally recognized nature preserve.
US 421 & Bristol Caverns HWY, Bristol Caverns, TN (37 miles)
Bristol caverns cave system allows you to explore the banks of underground rivers, carved deep into the earth millions of years ago.
Marion, NC (49 miles)
Linville Caverns is situated a the base of Humpback Mountain in the serine Linville Valley.
HWY 221, Linville Falls, NC (45 miles)
Linville Mountain and Jonas Ridge cradle the river making accessible the many trails into the gorge and views of the picturesque falls.
Appalachian Ski Mountain
Blowing Rock, NC (27 miles)
Skiing since 1962, the High Country's 1st ski area is still the mountain of choice for skiers of all ages and abilities.
Beech Mountain, NC (29 miles)
Since 1967 Ski Beech redefines southern skiing as the highest ski resort in Eastern North America, at 5506 ft. above sea level.
Blowing Rock, NC (26 miles)
The Wild West theme park features live shows, amusement rides, and much more. The heart of the park is the three-mile train ride behind Tweetsie Railroad's historic steam locomotives.
Heritage Hall Theatre
Mountain City, TN (4 miles)
An intimate, warm, community-based venue that brings performing arts to Johnson County. Here you can enjoy plays, concerts, and more!
NASCAR Bristol Motor Speedway
Bristol, TN (42 miles)
160,000 seat track holds many fast paced racing events throughout the year.
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
Boone, NC (20 miles)
Appalachian State University's own center for all forms of the visual arts.
Valle Crucis, NC (19 miles)
The Mast General Store, located in Historic Valle Crucis, is recognized by the National Register of Historic Places as one of the best remaining examples of an old country general store.
Banner Elk, NC (24 miles)
Apple Hill Farm is a mountain top farm home to alpacas, angora goats, llamas, donkeys, livestock guardian dogs, and more. Guided walking tours of the farm are offered year round where guests get up close and personal with all the animals that work and play at Apple Hill Farm.