In Asheville at the intersection of College St, Town Mountain Rd and Martin Luther King Dr turn onto Town Mountain Rd (Hwy 694) and head north. This road ends in 6 miles when it intersects the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The scenery is limited because from start to finish you are in heavy tree cover. There are a few opportunities to see across Asheville, but they happen quickly with no good pullouts to stop and take it in.
It's unique in that in a few short miles you go from the congestion of downtown Asheville to the forest of the Blue Ridge Parkway. If you start in Asheville you'll climb several hundred feet in a short time. It's also fun to travel the other direction because of the way Asheville just appears as you descend through the forest.
This route is a quick way to get from the BRP to downtown Asheville. Once in the city you have access to a vast array of lodging, food, fuel and entertainment options.
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The elevation change in the 6-miles is drastic. This results in temperatures that can be 10-30 degrees colder at the top. You may also experience rain or fog along one section and warm sunny skies at another.