Price Lake Trail

Blowing Rock, North Carolina 28605

Price Lake Trail

Price Lake Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Price Lake is the ideal spot for the Blue Ridge Parkway fall leaf enthusiast who generally isn’t inclined to get out of the car—but in a fit of adventure decides, “Why the heck not!” It’s ideal for a number of reasons. First, the loop trail around forty-seven-acre Price Lake is relatively short at 2.7 miles and easy, with an elevation gain on this “mountain” hike of just 18 feet. But the primary reason this is such a compelling fall hike is the heightened color.

The Blue Ridge Parkway is mottled with color come October, displaying the bright reds of the dogwood and red maple, the yellows of the black locust and assorted oaks, the occasional splash of orange from a rogue sugar maple. What makes the color especially brilliant at Price Lake is the extra pop it gets from the lake reflection. On a crisp, autumn Blue Ridge day that pop can be dazzling."

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Trail Information

Blowing Rock
Nearby City
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
1 to 2 hours
Best in Fall
USGS Boone
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Jul 2018