The Blue Ridge Music Center
700 Foothills Rd
Galax, VA 24333
Milepost 213 on
The Blue Ridge Parkway

Music Center Info Call:
(276) 236-5309
Concert Info Call:
(866) 308-2773 x 213
To Purchase Concert Tickets
by phone (866)308-2773 x 212

2019 Hours of Operation:

Open Thurs.-Mon., May 4-21
Open daily, May 23 - November 3
10 a.m. - 5 p.m

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Blue Ridge Music Center Trails

High Meadow Trail

1.35 miles—one-way—easy

This easy leg-stretcher will take you through a hayfield and a wetland with an abundance of wildflowers and birds. It also winds through a forest with a rich display of rhododendron, ferns and rock outcrops.

Two junctions for the Fisher Peak Loop join this trail. You may turn onto the loop trail, follow the High Meadow Trail to visit the Music Center’s Visitor Center, or return to the trailhead from these points.

Bicycles, horses and motorized vehicles are prohibited.

High Meadow Trail is an official Kids in Parks TRACK Trail. Click here for more info.

Fisher Peak Loop

2.24 miles—loop—moderate
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Begin this trail at one of its junctions with the High Meadow Trail. The trail winds up the side of Fisher Peak through a variety of vegetation. At the lower elevation the trail follows a stream through mixed pine and hardwoods. Higher up, the blooms of azaleas, mountain laurel and Catawba rhododendron provide a spectacular display in May. They give way to a diverse second growth forest of oak, poplar, maple and sourwood trees. Look for abundant signs of animal life—woodpecker holes, deer tracks, and turkey dust baths.

Trailhead Parking
Trailhead parking is located on Foothills Road (State Route 612). Follow signs to the Music Center, then turn right onto Foothills Road just before passing through the Music Center gates. Continue 0.5 miles to the parking area.
Attention: The gates to the Music Center are locked at 5 p.m. Do not leave vehicles in the visitor center parking area later than 5 p.m.

It is recommended that hikers park at the trailhead parking area on Foothills Road.
These trail descriptions are written with the hiker starting at Foothills Road.

Bicycles, horses and motorized vehicles are prohibited.


Nearby Hiking on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Cumberland Knob, milepost 217.5, is where Parkway construction began in 1935, and it was the first public attraction to open on the scenic route. Hikers can choose the easy half-mile Cumberland Knob Trail (suitable for children) or the challenging two-mile Gulley Creek Trail which features an 800-foot elevation change (allow two hours). Additional amenities include a visitor's center and picnic sites.

Fox Hunter’s Paradise , milepost 218.6, is a valley overlook with picnic tables and a relaxing 0.2-mile trail to an observation deck. For more trail info, visit