Bass Lake Road

Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina

Elevation Gain95ft
Trailhead Elevation3,574ft
Elevation Min/Max3566/3579ft
Elevation Start/End3574/3574ft

Bass Lake Road

Bass Lake Road is a hiking and horse trail in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. It is within Blue Ridge Parkway. It is a mile long and begins at 3,574 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 95 feet. The Bass Lake parking can be seen along the trail. There are also restrooms along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Duncan Road and Deer Park Road.

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Blue Ridge Parkway (Falcon Guides)
Randy Johnson
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"This hike is a circumambulation of Moses Cone Park’s prettiest lake. This is an easy, extremely scenic loop that, although unpaved, might be suitable for wheelchairs in dry weather. The Bass Lake Loop is easiest from the lakeshore parking area below US 221." Read more
Best Dog Hikes North Carolina (Falcon Guides)
Melissa Watson
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"Just outside the quaint little town of Blowing Rock, in a remote access area of Moses Cone Memorial Park, is the Bass Lake Loop Trail. As the name implies, the trail makes a circle around the lake. The wide gravel roadlike path is flat and easy to follow, and with each season that passes, the lake paints a new portrait for you to enjoy. The hike begins near the restrooms, which is convenient, because there’s a water fountain here, so you could fill up your drinking water. A trail map gives you a good picture of the other trails in the area, but if you’re staying on the Bass Lake Loop Trail, you don’t really need a map. The trail literally makes a loop around the lake, following the shoreline the entire way. The map shows that this is one of the original “carriage trails.”" Read more

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Trail Information

Blue Ridge Parkway
Nearby City
Blue Ridge Parkway
(828) 295-7938 or (828) 295-3782; attractions-destinations/moses-cone-manor
Local Contacts
DeLorme: North Carolina Atlas & Gazetteer, page 13, F7
Local Maps

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Dec 2018