Moses Cone Memorial Park

Blowing Rock, North Carolina

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More than 25 miles of road-width carriage paths wander lightly on the land, creating easy avenues for carefree strolls. At times, they corkscrew mysteriously—one section is called The Maze. These paths are perfect for families and become Nordic nirvana to cross-country skiers. Snow hikers should help preserve smooth skiing conditions by starting a walker’s path and not walking in ski tracks. Cone Park attracts many horseback riders, so you’ll find yourself stepping around reminders of equine passage. Bicycles, however, are prohibited on the trails. Within Cone Park’s trail system, junctions are many and can be confusing. These recommended hikes carefully describe directions, but use the map to create more. The lakes of Cone and neighboring Price Parks are one of the mountains’ best places for a “golden pond” experience. There’s nothing like a lakeshore hike through a hissing breeze, fluttering leaves, and golden high- altitude summer light.
Hiking North Carolina

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Hiking North Carolina

by Randy Johnson (Falcon Guides)

More than 25 miles of road-width carriage paths wander lightly on the land, creating easy avenues for carefree strolls. At times, they corkscrew mysteriously—one section is called The Maze. These paths are perfect for families and become Nordic nirvana to cross-country skiers. Snow hikers should help preserve smooth skiing conditions by starting a walker’s path and not walking in ski tracks.

Cone Park attracts many horseback riders, so you’ll find yourself stepping around reminders of equine passage. Bicycles, however, are prohibited on the trails. Within Cone Park’s trail system, junctions are many and can be confusing. These recommended hikes carefully describe directions, but use the map to create more. The lakes of Cone and neighboring Price Parks are one of the mountains’ best places for a “golden pond” experience. There’s nothing like a lakeshore hike through a hissing breeze, fluttering leaves, and golden high- altitude summer light.

© 2016 Randy Johnson/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Blowing Rock
Distance: 0.8-6.6 miles
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Easy to Difficult
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Blue Ridge Parkway, 199 Hemphill Knob Rd., Asheville 28803-8686; (828) 271-4779; (828) 298-0398 (recorded information and mailing requests); www.nps.gov/blri
Local Maps: USGS Blowing Rock. Download a parkway handout map of Cone Park at the “Brochures” link on the Blue Ridge Parkway’s website.
Driving Directions: Directions to Moses Cone Memorial Park

Recent Trail Reviews

8/4/2011
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This trail has something for everyone. My cross country runners enjoyed the rolling hills and long trails that allowed them to see new things around every turn. The lake in the middle of the park is as beautiful as any I have seen. I definitely recommend



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