Fisher Peak Loop Trail

MODERATE 13 reviews

Fisher Peak Loop Trail is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Galax, Virginia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
669 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The trail winds up the side of Fisher Peak through a variety of vegetation. At the lower elevation the trail follows a stream through mixed pine and hardwoods. Higher up, the blooms of azaleas, mountain laurel and Catawba rhododendron provide a spectacular display in May. They give way to a diverse second growth forest of oak, poplar, maple and sourwood trees. Look for abundant signs of animal life.

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24 days ago

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27 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail theu the woods. We saw interesting wildlife- a tick and a Timber Rattlesnake about 4 ft long!! We had to wait about 15 minutes until he uncoiled and went off into the woods.

hiking
3 months ago

This is such a nice trail. A lot of it is through the woods of the mountains surrounding the musical center. The woods have a lot of mature trees, ferns, it's just beautiful. You do go up and down some hills but nothing drastic. Trails are very well maintained and marked. The bridge is out at the creek so you do have to cross the creek by walking on rocks. You could get wet. I highly recommend the trail and I will go back soon to hike it again.

4 months ago

hiking
Wednesday, August 03, 2016

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Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Nice little walk through the woods. A little disappointed that it do not take you to the top of Fiaher's Peak

hiking
Saturday, July 02, 2016

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Did the full loop. Was closer to 4mi. great little hike to end the day right by our Cabin at Fiddler's Roost

Monday, May 02, 2016

good trail and very well maintained. if your lucky you might see the mother Bear and her cub... we actually rescued a family who was 1st timers to the trail and thought they was lost.

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Great trail to bring the kids on! Easy and serene. .

hiking
Friday, March 04, 2016

One of two trails at the Blue Ridge Music Center right off the Blue Ridge Parkway near the Virginia/North Carolina line. You can combine the two trails into an approximately three mile loop. The Fisher Peak Trail heads up higher through the forest and abundant vegetation, with more elevation change. It is a nice moderate hike through the trees.

hiking
Sunday, February 28, 2016