Trout Lake Loop Trail is a 1.2 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 but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.2 miles Elevation Gain: 49 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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2 months ago

A simple trail that’s well signed and very well maintained. Many locals use it as an exercise loop. Good for young kids to get them into hiking larger trails. Easy vehicle access year round.

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2 months ago

Easy trail no challenge

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4 months ago

Easy trail, but cannot see the lake most of the hike.

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7 months ago

The full loop doesn’t exist you end up walking about 1.5 mi and part of it on road in

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10 months ago

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Wed May 29 2019

Beautiful walk around the lake with the dogs. We saw beaver, rabbits, turtles, deer, even heard a Pileated woodpecker. It was perfect but if you want a manicured vista with a lot more people, this isn't the place.

Sun May 19 2019

very easy with minimal elevation gain. part of the trail is the road leading to the parking lot. overall super easy and pretty.

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Tue Apr 16 2019

Very easy trail run, flat double track with gravel. Has a few very minor inclines. Crosses a few streams.

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Tue Aug 14 2018

My review is from the perspective of an amateur landscape photographer. Don't bother with this trail. There are no scenic vistas. The lake views are mediocre at best. There are better lakes with more scenic views along the Blue Ridge. Spend your time at those. Julian Price Lake and nearby Bass Lake come to mind,

Sat May 05 2018

Quick. Easy. Quite. Less popular than bass like and not a lot of crowds like at bass

hiking
Mon Oct 23 2017

Fun little jaunt! Found lots of cool stuff to eat along the way such as clover, crab apples, berries- easy-breezy quiet and enjoyable!

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Fri Sep 08 2017

Nice small lake, but not easy to find and getting next to the water is only possible in few places. Some part of the hike is on the road actually. The Bass lake is much nicer in my opinion.

Sun Jul 30 2017

Easy walk with beautiful views. Would be good year round. Next time will check out Rich Mountain Trail as well.

Thu Nov 03 2016

Quick, easy hike. Beautiful lake views.

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8 months ago

recorded Trout Lake Carriage Trail

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