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Price Lake Loop

 8 votes

2.3 Miles 3.8 Kilometers


85%

Singletrack

90' 27 m

Ascent

-90' -27 m

Descent

3,409' 1,039 m

High

3,386' 1,032 m

Low

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

Unknown

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

Alex Waterworth

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.
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.
Dogs: Leashed

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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Jul 7, 2017
Sam Weir
This hike was awesome, but had some crazy tree roots. Watch your step!
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
Sep 18, 2016
Susette Harvey
2.3mi
Jun 19, 2015
Breanna Hodge

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  3.9 from 8 votes

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