Sunset from Devils Courthouse
My son Clint and I took a hike at the end of February 2017 to the top of the Devils Courthouse, which is on the Blue Ridge Parkway at mile marker 422.4. It is a pretty short hike to the top from the parking lot. But it is almost all uphill, but so worth the effort. From the viewing area up top you almost have 360 views. But be careful to stay behind the rock wall. Besides the obvious danger of falling to your death, you could be fined $6,000 for going beyond the wall and or 3 years in prison. The primary reason for the fine and jail time is that this is a nesting ground for peregrine falcons, and if you scare off the adults they will abandon the nest along with any young. So have a heart and stay on the trail.