Trout Lake Carriage Trail

MODERATE 33 reviews

Trout Lake Carriage Trail is a 3.7 mile out and back trail located near Blowing Rock, North Carolina that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.7 miles
374 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips

trail running


horseback riding




wild flowers

16 days ago

25 days ago

we like to ride our horses on the trail good place to park and also leads to the other Moses cone trails it is close to home don't take long to get there either

1 month ago

5 months ago

Not much to see but if your into getting out and exercising then this the trail for you. Should be very nice when the flowers are in bloom.

9 months ago

This is a pleasant trail. Enjoyable for children.

10 months ago

11 months ago

Pretty at lake.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Great trail very easy to walk on gravel road to lake. And yes horses do travel on this road so be prepared for poo.

Monday, March 28, 2016

I did this trail with my family over the weekend. We actually took the fork for the Rich Mountain Trail and hit a gate and turned around at the gate (right before the big field Rich Mountain Trail exits into). We came back down and then did a loop around the trail and back to Moses Cone manor where we started. In total a 7 mile out and back trip. Easy hike, pretty views and good work out.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The views with snow and without leaves are subtly glorious. I'm going to use it in the future as a starting point for some longer hikes and maybe camping.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Not super impressed with the trail as there was a massive amount of horse poop (didn't know it was a horse friendly trail). Because of the horses and poop it isn't a great place to take your dog at all. Still insanely pretty views of the lake and a neat little stream along the way to explore!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Great hike/walk. Beautiful views and gravel road. Only thing you have to watch out for is horse poop from the carriage rides they have. Round trip 5 miles.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

great trail to bring friends or family on, gravel all the way but with side trails if you want something different on the way up

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015

trail running
Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Smooth gravel path , gradually up for 3miles to a 60ft ranger tower with a great view. 3miles back down trail.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

I really enjoy walking and hiking at Moses Cone Park. The setting is beautiful with lots of wooded areas along with open clearings and lakes giving you various environments to explore. The hike to Flat Top tower is a bit of a challenge because of the length (5.4 RT) but the walking is easy and no steep inclines. The carriage trail's packed gravel surface is a pleasant break if you have been doing a lot of roots and rocks type trails. You can get in some distance without having to watch your step and just take in the view. I look forward to exploring the rest of the trail system.