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5.2 mike hike took us 4 hours

We started out from a parking lot which crosses a bridge. This is not for beginners and you should... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
West Palm Beach, Florida
Always a lovely visit

Julian Price Park is one of my favorite places. I spent many days here as a child and it is still... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Mile Post 297 Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, NC
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We started out from a parking lot which crosses a bridge. This is not for beginners and you should be intermediates with hiking boots and a walking stick. Lots of rocks and roots which traverses up and down and follows a stream which you cross...More

Thank bsorge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Julian Price Park is one of my favorite places. I spent many days here as a child and it is still one of my favorite places to visit when I'm homesick and want the North Carolina mountains to nourish my soul until I can come...More

Thank lmframe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great place to make memories! We came here specifically to hike the BFT, which I'll get to in a sec. The other parts of the park that we drove and walked through looked fantastic and I'd love to come back to experience more...More

Thank HawaiianHercules
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We walked the trail around the lake. It was flat and easy to walk. There were some places where it wasn't paved so it was a little wet and muddy. It's a nice place to take a mountain walk without walking up the mountains!

Thank FLGirlForever
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is a very easy level walking path with a scenic lake and wooded area. Easy to find on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Thank JimmyB209
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Price Lake Loop Trail is a great walk around a scenic lake. Advertised as easy to moderate, this is accurate with one caveat.... Wear adequate footwear! Most of the trail is not paved and there are many spots that are wet and muddy. It is...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Pros- We went to this picnic area and they had a creek to play in. The picnic tables were pretty clean and the creek had a beautiful dam. The Julian Price Lake has a great view. Cons- We went to the Julian Price Lake which...More

Thank gogoldy
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We hiked the Boone Fork Trail and it in my opinion is not for the beginning hiker like me ;) only moderate hysteria in a few spots. I am in good shape and it was not the hike itself but the climbing and fording of...More

Thank Diane1109
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

We stopped for a view of the lake and photo taking opportunity. It was serine and peaceful. If we had more time we would have stayed longer!

1  Thank Dmlsun
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

We had a group of 18 meet here for a picnic. We spent about 4 hours here. First tip would be to get there early if the weather is nice. The park fills up fast, but never felt crowded. We got there at 10 and...More

2  Thank Elizabeth D
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Dawn D
17 August 2017|
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Response from Dave V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a parking area at Price Lake where you can see the lake. You can also visit the Moses Cone Craft Center, which is close by. It is a beautiful place and was part of the Moses Cone Manor. The manor has a very... More
10 July 2016|
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Response from Mary G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are stroller friendly