We'll either walk from Folk Art Center if the parkway is closed farther north (usually is in the winter) or shuttle to Craven Gap and walk back to the parking lot. We leave by 9:10 a.m. If we walk from the Parking lot it's a lot of uphill on the way out and easier downhill coming home. We walk at a good pace, about 3.5 mph. Total distance on hikes is usually 6-7 miles.