Rich Mountain Road

Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina

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Rich Mountain Road is a hiking and horse trail in Watauga County, North Carolina. It is within Blue Ridge Parkway. It is 3.6 miles long and begins at 3,798 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,230 feet. The Trout Lake (elevation 3,773 feet) reservoir can be seen along the trail. There is also a meadow along the trail. Near the end of the trail is a viewpoint.
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Rich Mountain Road is a hiking and horse trail in Watauga County, North Carolina. It is within Blue Ridge Parkway. It is 3.6 miles long and begins at 3,798 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,230 feet. The Trout Lake (elevation 3,773 feet) reservoir can be seen along the trail. There is also a meadow along the trail. Near the end of the trail is a viewpoint. This trail connects with the following: Deer Park Loop, Trout Lake Road and Colt House Road.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Blue Ridge Parkway
Distance: 3.6
Elevation Gain: 1,230 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 3,798 feet
Top Elevation: 4,361 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Rich Mountain Road
Parks: Blue Ridge Parkway
Elevation Min/Max: 3796/4361 ft
Elevation Start/End: 3798/3798 ft

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May 2018