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nice easy loop trail around price lake ,can be wet in places .

Great trail! The view was amazing and it was a nice place to sit and eat lunch. Make sure you have a map or GPS and be prepared to walk through some water!

Easy trail nice falls.

Nice short hike. Good views lower elevation

Great views. Relatively easy trail.

Nice walk all the way to Linn Cove if u want. Only downside is cars on the Blue Ridge Parkway at least it is the BRP

on Rough Ridge

hiking
20 days ago

Great hike off the Blue Ridge Parkway with amazing views.

hiking
22 days ago

Awesome trail on a 30F day. Lots of awesome falls downstream. Will be back in the spring.

Nice trail, beautiful scenery!

This was a fun hike. Short, but well worth the time. The falls just keep going. Can be very slippery on the leaves if not careful. Beautiful place to be at 6 am. and 26F. AllTrails needs to add photography to the list in Activity.

The drive there is beautiful. The parking lot is big! They have a little gift shop and restrooms. Very busy place! The path is wide and has 3 spots to visits. Make sure to walk all 3 because you dont want to miss anything.

Amazing!!! The drive there is beautiful, but the parking area is small. The hike is so short tho people are coming and leaving quickly. Short and amazing! A little crowded due to people swimming.

I have wanted to hike this trail for over a year and finally got to tackle it today. It's rocky and muddy but manageable. The views of the mountains and the Linn Cove Viaduct are amazing! Well worth the trip.

walking
24 days ago

This is a nice scenic trail for a family hike/walk.

Amazing trail suitable for the entire family

hiking
28 days ago

this is an awesome trail. very easy to get to. short walk. there is plenty of rocks to climb to get good pics. our kids loved it.

hiking
29 days ago

Amazing views my 10 year old loved this trail. Bring your camera for great photo op!

good short hike with a nice waterfall. good for toddlers and dogs.

Magic

I enjoy Otter Falls on a regular basis. Our dogs love to roam around with us crossing the water and trekking the trails.

hiking
1 month ago

Very fun trail with amazing views! In my groups opinion it wasn’t very hard like the reviewers say (and we aren’t in very well shape like most). Would recommend this trail to anyone.

hiking
1 month ago

First trail after knee surgery and a heart attack. I made it up to the Chimney Point.

Not as great as we were expecting. The trail is more of a short walk than a true hike. Very crowded and heavily trafficked.

hiking
1 month ago

It​ is​ place​ to​ visit​ for​ Fall​ season.

Pretty hike that was quick!

hiking
1 month ago

Moderate climb, muddy with some slick rocks and roots and lots of traffic but 100% worth the amazing 360 degree views of the mountains. Parking was tight, dogs were friendly and people were courteous on the trail when it got a little narrow or tricky. One of the best trails on the parkway!

hiking
1 month ago

Great Hike but very short and easy. Make sure to take a left over the bridge and not a right to get to the top.

Excellent loop with dogs who like to do a little swimming and mud-bogging. Terrain was moderate and lots of shade. Ideal hike for a fall afternoon. The lake and mountains in the distance were beautiful and we crossed over to check out the dam at the end. Nice spot!

hiking
1 month ago

The views make this hike a really amazing one. So stellar.

hiking
1 month ago

A fair amount of climbing for a short trail but the trail condition is excellent and that makes the climb a breeze. The overviews are quite pretty and there's an excellent view of the Linn Viaduct. Not much parking so it's best to visit on weekdays.

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