Fryingpan Mountain Trail

Canton, North Carolina 28716

Fryingpan Mountain Trail

Fryingpan Mountain Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
340 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 hours
4,950 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,280 feet
Top Elevation
Additional Use
Blue Ridge Parkway headquarters
Local Contacts
USGS Cruso
Local Maps

Trail Log