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Price Lake Loop

 3.8 (12)

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


All Clear 12 days ago
Mostly Dry, Some Mud - should be all dry now. but rained a lot on July 7th 2018 so parts were wet. History

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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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Check-Ins

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
Jan 14, 2017
Jeff Fielhauer
muddy and foggy. lake is partly frozen 2.3mi
Oct 21, 2016
Kurt Steiger

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  3.8 from 12 votes

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