Hike to Browning Knob Crash

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Hike from the Blue Ridge Parkway to Waterrock Knob and Browning Knob with a visit to the site of a 1983 plane crash.

Driving Directions



  • Drive Time: 2 hours 24 minutes
  • Length: 148 miles

Note: Includes Blue-Ridge Parkway driving, which is often closed due to inclement weather, snow or ice that can lingers on roadways.

Track Data

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Plane Crash

Site of 1983 plane crash of a Cessna 414A, both onboard died in the accident. At 17:55 EST on November 24, 1983, a Cessna 414A en-route to Sylva, passed over the Snowbird VOR at approximately 6,700 feet. Minutes later, an incursion on Browning Knob at approximately 6,100 feet took the life of two onboard.