The Lump Trail

EASY 5 reviews
#33 of 37 trails in

The Lump Trail is a 0.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Purlear, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
0.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
39 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The Lump Trail is located at milepost 264.4 off the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Lump Trail is an extremely short hike up the adjacent hill behind the fence and is 0.3 miles up the hill and back. The Lump Trail has a beautiful scenic view of the mountains from the overlook and an even better view from the top of the hill. To the left of the overlook sign is a picnic table with a view. Also the top of the hill is a great place to stop, get some sun, and have a picnic.

scenic driving
15 days ago

Great spot for viewing the sunrise on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Not much of a “trail,” though.

1 month ago

2 months ago

amazing sunset/moonrise views

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Easy walk up the hill from the Blue Ridge Parkway overlook for a very nice view of the surrounding mountains.