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Price Lake Loop

Easy/Intermediate
 4.0 (24) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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2.3

Miles

3.8

KM

Loop

3,409' 1,039 m

High

3,386' 1,032 m

Low

90' 27 m

Up

90' 27 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

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.

Shared By:

Alex Waterworth

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  4.0 from 24 votes

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Price Lake with Grandfather Mountain in the distance.
May 17, 2015 near Blowing…, NC
Price Lake
Jan 19, 2016 near Blowing…, NC
Emerging from the rhodo thicket.
May 17, 2015 near Blowing…, NC
Lake fog.
Jan 20, 2016 near Blowing…, NC
A lakeside clearing along the Price Lake Loop Trail
May 17, 2015 near Blowing…, NC

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