Fryingpan Mountain Lookout Tower

MODERATE 80 reviews
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Fryingpan Mountain Lookout Tower is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Asheville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
354 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

17 days ago

Quick and easy hike to the top with one of the best views around

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29 days ago

Nice, but the tower is locked, you can only look from the stairs.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Trail was an easy clear climb to the top. Fire tower was a really cool feature. Completely engulfed in clouds while I was there but it made it a very surreal experience to climb up the tower in a cloud.

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1 month ago

Great for beginners and an awesome view! Beautiful for sunsets as well.

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2 months ago

Beautiful views from the Fire Tower. Nice road with a steep ascent.

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2 months ago

Great for a short evening hike, I recommend going close to sunset on a clear day!

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2 months ago

A nice hike up a rough gravel road. You can climb up the tower a bit. The cell phone tower detracts a bit from the experience.

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