Trout Lake Road

Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina

Elevation Gain743ft
Trailhead Elevation3,790ft
Elevation Min/Max3755/3981ft
Elevation Start/End3790/3790ft

Trout Lake Road

Trout Lake Road is a hiking and horse trail in Watauga County, North Carolina. It is within Blue Ridge Parkway. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 3,790 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 743 feet. The Trout Lake and Trout Lake parkings are near the trailhead. The Trout Lake (elevation 3,773 feet) reservoir can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Rich Mountain Road and Flat Top Road.

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"Unlike popular Bass Lake, with its grassy banks and deciduous trees, Trout Lake—its shores covered in a forest of towering hemlocks—is far less visited. This is also a great starting point for a long and quiet hike higher on Rich Mountain. Trout Lake makes for a memorable lakeshore walk or cross-country ski trip through a nice forest." Read more

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Trail Information

Blue Ridge Parkway
Nearby City
Blue Ridge Parkway
USGS Blowing Rock; Parkway map available seasonally at Cone Manor House/Parkway Craft Center and online at
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Dec 2018