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Price Lake Loop

 3.8 (13)

Length


2.3 Miles 3.8 Kilometers


90' 27 m

Ascent

-90' -27 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

3,409' 1,039 m

High

3,386' 1,032 m

Low

Shared By Alex Waterworth

Conditions


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An easy 2.3-mile loop around Price Lake with lots of roots, rhodo thickets, and mountain views.

Alex Waterworth

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Wildlife

Family Friendly Easy trail with no obstacles. Nice lake views, and the occasional small boulder to scramble around on.

Overview

This is an easy 2.3-mile loop which circles Price Lake and cuts through the campground. The trail features a few great views of Grandfather Mountain. Canoeing and kayaking are also permitted on the lake.

Need to Know

The trail is often damp, even after dry stretches, due to dense rhododendron thickets. Be prepared to get your shoes muddy, even on sunny days.

Description

Price Lake Loop is a rooty beginner trail through thick, lush Appalachian forest. the foliage is dense, but the trail is easy to follow and features several bridges and boardwalks through marshy areas. The loop makes for a nice after-work hike and is suitable for the whole family. Price Lake is located at Milepost 297 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. You can park at the Price Lake overlook or the boat rental lot and take the 2.3-mile loop in either direction.

Flora & Fauna

Lots of thick Rhododendron.

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Oct 15, 2018
John LL
Nice flat easy walk through rotadendrum canopies and through some marshland around the lake. Rain from the last couple days has made some muddy areas.
Oct 7, 2018
Jay Williams
Our first trail completed together. We were necessarily slow, but had a great time, and experienced a real sense of accomplishment when we finished. 2.3mi
Jul 7, 2018
Joshua Francis
2.3mi
Jun 7, 2018
Heather Nina
May 26, 2018
Mike Atkins
Jul 7, 2017
Sam Weir
This hike was awesome, but had some crazy tree roots. Watch your step!
Jul 5, 2017
Greg F
2.3mi
Jun 10, 2017
Elliot McMillan
2.3mi

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  3.8 from 13 votes

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