Fryingpan Mountain Lookout Tower

MODERATE 70 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
357 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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

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12 days ago

12 days ago

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

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16 days ago

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17 days 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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1 month ago

1 month ago

Started at Pisgah Campground for a moderate out and back of approx. 6 mi. Made a mistake at the gate up to the fire tower, should follow the road to the left not the crushed gravel path straight ahead.

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

Great view. Up a gravel road. You can't get into the lookout tower, but most of the way up. If it's rainy /cloudy, wait at least five minutes and you might be rewarded with an amazing view.

Trail from mount pisgah campground (1.3 miles each way) is VERY overgrown.

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

Easy, fun trail. Tower is a little dizzying at first but offers good views of the parkway and Mount Pisgah. It's starting to get really popular so I'd suggest hitting the trail early if you want some solitude.