The Blue Ridge Parkway's exit at Soco Gap is the most frequently used access to the scenic road. from here you can go south to the southern end of the road in Cherokee and turn right to visit the mountain farmstead museum at the entrance to the park, or turn left and enter the Cherokee Indian reservation. If you head north, the whole length of the parkway is in front of you. a short drive will take you to a hikers favorite, Waterrock knob. From the parking area great sunsets are a daily occurrence. farther north you will pass some great vistas and hiking locations like Graveyard Fields, Devils Courthouse and Mount Pisgah.