Explore the most popular birding trails in Moses H Cone Memorial Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
5 days ago

Trail was very nice. Hikers and horseback riders were very friendly. Manor mansion view was spectacular.

hiking
5 days ago

Easy, flat, and short hike around a lake.

great hike to finish my week on blowing rock.wide open trail with views all around. firetower was worth it. took the short cuts on way back to cut about 1/4 mile off

hiking
18 days ago

Flat. It’s a perfect place for strollers. There’s a cool water pool at one side of the lake. There’s several species of water fowl here.

Very nice hike - nice view from the Cone Manor, but most of the trail is a great walk through the woods and around the lake. We didn't know the trail as well as most - and since the trail really isn't marked clearly - it's easy to cut out the "maze" section of the hike and go up to the "apple barn".

Lovely, easy hike on wide, smooth trails. Gorgeous views at Cone Manor. NC

Really enjoy this trail. Pretty easy walk uphill to get out to the observation tower. Have done this trail twice. The first time we got up there just as the clouds rolled in and blocked out everything. The second time there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. Breathtaking. Really cool view down on to the Blowing Rock to the south and Boone to the north. Highly recommend if you have a couple hours to spend.

Nice easy trail.

Easy wide trails. Rewarding view at the fire tower.

Fun little jaunt! Found lots of cool stuff to eat along the way such as clover, crab apples, berries- easy-breezy quiet and enjoyable!

hiking
5 months ago

Very easy walk, lots of chipmunks along the way to watch. Great view from the fire tower up top!

Nice trail

Easy hike, great views at the end if you climb the tower.

I find the trail extremely boring and easy. It's basically a gravel hiking trail that winds up and down hills. I will say it is an excellent trail to run.

Great walk/hike today!

Great gravel trail through fields and covered paths. Beautiful view from the tower! Lots of shortcuts can take over a mile off the hike.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice small lake, but not easy to find and getting next to the water is only possible in few places. Some part of the hike is on the road actually. The Bass lake is much nicer in my opinion.

This is one of the trails that you can do in rain, mud or when other hikes are not so pleasant, because it goes up on a gravel road. The scenery is nice, but the tower did not grow with the trees, so the view is not 360 degree any more. It still very nice. You may extend your hike and visit the trout lake, which is OK, but to go next to the water is very limited.

Love this trail

we like to ride our horses on the trail good place to park and also leads to the other Moses cone trails it is close to home don't take long to get there either

Absolutely beautiful!!!

This trail is easy and beautiful! I loved the open field about a mile into the trail. A great hike to do with friends or even alone!

Easy walk with beautiful views. Would be good year round. Next time will check out Rich Mountain Trail as well.

Nice open trail. My two year old was able to walk it easily. My only negative is the tower was closed and it was heavily trafficked even during the week (parking was full). Will definitely go back, hopefully when not so foggy.

Nice, wide open trails. Do not believe it's 6 miles. Beautiful lake views

Great wide gravel trails, blooming rhododendrons, beautiful Bass Lake, nice balance between sun and shade... a perfect hike! Also enjoyed looking at the local art in Moses Cone Mansion after our 6.6 mile trek.

road biking
9 months ago

Nice easy trail for a morning warm up or end of day cool down.

Awesome hike

If I had only one trail to hike around Blowing Rock, this would be it. Great change of pace after hiking many moderate to hard trails. Rewarding views after every few minutes. Took more pics on this hike than ever before.

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