Price Lake Loop Trail is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Blowing Rock, North Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.2 miles
72 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running





wild flowers



Beautiful walk around a mountain lake, lots of obvious beaver activity. The Price Lake Loop Trail circles a beautiful mountain lake. This is a good hike for anyone due to the short distance and flat terrain. Some areas of the trail may be muddy after winter snows or spring rains. From the Price Lake Overlook, go to the left over the bridge. Follow the trail into the woods. As you walk around the lake you'll notice a lot of beaver sign on the surrounding trees. The muddy areas on the trail near the back of the lake are also a result of the beavers work. Continue following this easy, flat trail around the lake. You'll walk through a nice campground area as you return back to the parking area.

8 days ago

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!

2 months ago

This hike was accurately rated as easy. My wife, dog, and I leasurly hiked this loop and enjoyed it vey much.

2 months ago

very easy beautiful trail

2 months ago

Awesome experience, in the rain and total darkness, one of the most amazing experiences of my life! Loved it!

2 months ago

Don't go on a rainy day. very muddy and you will get your feet/shoes wet. fall would be better. not very scenic.

2 months ago

love it! beautiful!

2 months ago

Fun, easy trail for a casual hike. We brought our small dog and he had a fun time leading the way.

We saw a lot of families with young children enjoying the trail. There is also a spot on the loop for renting kayaks for the lake.

trail running
3 months ago

Easy loop around Price Lake; multiple access points off of the Blue Ridge Pkwy. Trail itself can get quite muddy and there are lots and lots of roots and small rocks/boulders, so trail running shoes are a must if you're planning to run it; Most of it goes through the forest around the lake, so you only see the lake at certain points; Great views of Grandfather mtn from the opposite side of the lake. Trail goes through the part of the campground parking lot and it's easy to lose it; Overall, not the best trail around Boon/B.R.

3 months ago

Parts of trail are easier than others. Going counter-clockwise from lake overlook parking area you will encounter many roots, low hanging branches and a very muddy area around a stream to cross. The area from the camp ground through the amphitheater and boat house and around the lake is flat and graveled- an easy walk . As you get further around the backside of the lake you will encounter muddy areas again. The north east side of the lake has some rocky areas in which one should be careful if it is wet as they can be slippery.
As other reviewers mentioned it is not a trail for vistas or extended views of the lake but the areas you hike through are varied and on the north east side there is a great view of the backside of Grandfather Mountain.

Not that much to write about. Super easy, mostly flat trail. Great for taking the dogs out.

5 months ago

some muddy spots but for tbe most part a nice warm up for the longer hikes.

5 months ago

Always muddy and a little boring.

6 months ago

super easy, super popular, beautiful views any season!

6 months ago

Pretty. Easy. Super popular so If u are looking for something secluded I’d pick a different hike

Saturday, November 04, 2017

not much of a hike but, was a nice walk. even though this 2.2 mile walk was around a lake the views of the lake during the walk were limited...just good not great.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Great little hike very easy trail. Daughter and me used it as a trainer, getting in shape for bigger hikes.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Easy trail as it is flat all the way around; however, it was extremely muddy as it rained the day before. If you have any problems with your knees or ankles, I recommend waiting until it hasn't rained for several days as the mud can be slippery itself or as it might be on rocks or roots. There is a lot of undergrowth and there are beautiful roots that are above ground providing for twisting braided pictures of beauty.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

I've loved this trail since I was a kid! it's definitely been updated with some nice Bridges and stair cases where needed most. some of the trail gets pretty muddy and marshy, but I think it adds to the charm of a lake trail with beautiful views! Took about an hour to finish because I had to stop to take pictures so often!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Easy but pretty

Friday, September 29, 2017

Nice flat pretty easy a little rooty and rocky in a few places. Marshy in others. Classic trail!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A fun easy going trail with lots of beautiful scenery.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Took about an hour. Easy hike, but watch out for some tree roots. Great views of the lake, grandfather, and beautiful flowers. Be ready for mud!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Beautiful! Several different natural settings on the easy hike. Clear water, baby ducks, fabulous!

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Easy trail and a great way to start the warmup for others!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Just beautiful!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Toddler friendly!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Very easy trail. Nice break from the rocks and climbs of the other nearby trails.

Monday, March 06, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Great easy hike.

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