Fryingpan Mountain Lookout Tower

MODERATE 58 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

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3 days ago

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1 month 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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2 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.

hiking
2 months ago

The climb up is a little harder if you're out of shape like me but it's so worth it! It's the most beautiful I've seen from 360 degrees.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Follow the gravel road up a slight incline to the tower (the trail is not marked). Be prepared for the strong winds at the top! Amazing views await those brave enough to climb the stairs to the top!

hiking
3 months ago

Not really a hike, but that's ok because I just wanted to see the scenery tonight..quick 10-15 min walk up a gravel road to the tower area..the wind was insane and was shivering cold at the top of tower but the views were AMAZING!!! Deff worth checking out, not to mention the beautiful blue ridge parkway drive!

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4 months ago

Great hike with an amazing view! Went with a group of friends around sunset and we all agreed it was one of the prettiest sunsets we'd ever witnessed. If you have the chance, make sure you get this hike in!

hiking
5 months ago

Love this hike! It's easy and straightforward and the views are amazing!

hiking
5 months ago

Nice Hike up to the Fire Tower. Some Great views of Mt. Pisgah. Hiking a road all the way in.