“An easy 2.3-mile loop around Price Lake with lots of roots, rhodo thickets, and mountain views.
— Alex Waterworth
Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Wildlife
Easy trail with no obstacles. Nice lake views, and the occasional small boulder to scramble around on.
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.
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.