Fryingpan Mountain Trail

Canton, North Carolina

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If you happen to be camping in one of the loveliest spots on the Blue Ridge Parkway—the Mount Pisgah Campground—then this hike is a must-do for you and the dogs. The hike starts right at the campground entrance but, strangely, only attracts moderate use. Most visitors head down the road to the better known and hugely popular Mount Pisgah Trail. Although no biblically named mountaintop peak awaits on this trail, it is a wonderful walk in the woods to another summit area with great views. Spring, summer, and fall are all nice times of year to explore Fryingpan Mountain because of the abundance of wildflowers that grow along the trail edges. Winter can also be a good time to hike because the fallen leaves open up sweeping views as you walk along the ridgeline, but often in winter the parkway at this elevation is closed to motor traffic.
Best Hikes with Dogs: North Carolina

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Best Hikes with Dogs: North Carolina

by Karen Chavez (The Mountaineers Books)

If you happen to be camping in one of the loveliest spots on the Blue Ridge Parkway—the Mount Pisgah Campground—then this hike is a must-do for you and the dogs.

The hike starts right at the campground entrance but, strangely, only attracts moderate use. Most visitors head down the road to the better known and hugely popular Mount Pisgah Trail. Although no biblically named mountaintop peak awaits on this trail, it is a wonderful walk in the woods to another summit area with great views.

Spring, summer, and fall are all nice times of year to explore Fryingpan Mountain because of the abundance of wildflowers that grow along the trail edges. Winter can also be a good time to hike because the fallen leaves open up sweeping views as you walk along the ridgeline, but often in winter the parkway at this elevation is closed to motor traffic.

© 2007 Karen Chavez/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Canton
Distance: 4
Elevation Gain: 340 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 4,950 feet
Top Elevation: 5,280 feet
Additional Use: Camping
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Blue Ridge Parkway headquarters
Local Maps: USGS Cruso
Driving Directions: Directions to Fryingpan Mountain Trail

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