Short, easy hike. Near Linville Falls.
From Milepost 316.5 of the Blue Ridge Parkway (1 mile north of the US 221 intersection), a spur road leads 1.4 miles to a large parking area and a small visitor center. This is also the trailhead for Linville Falls, a beautiful waterfall that isn’t accessible for persons with mobility issues.
Walk to the upper end of the parking area, away from the visitor center. With your back to the visitor center, look to the right for a concrete cylinder about four feet high and five feet in diameter. An obvious paved path goes to the right and ascends a few feet to a side path on the left. The side path leads a short distance to a footbridge over Duggers Creek just below the falls. You can make a loop by continuing on the path, but the remainder of the loop is more difficult.