Frying Pan Mountain Trail
The mountain at 5 342 feet is part of the rugged pisgah ridge on the eastern front of the great balsam mountains.
Frying pan mountain trail. The shortest hike starts at frying pan gap near milepost 409 6 on the parkway. Fryingpan mountain is home to the second tallest lookout tower in north carolina at 70 feet. Discover where to pick up this mesmerizing yet terrifying hike near asheville north carolina. Fire lookout towers like the one atop fryingpan mountain were used for well over a half century to provide rapid fire detection for land managing agencies like the u s.
Pisgah in pisgah national forest the views are better than from atop mt. Description besides having one of the most interesting names on the parkway frying pan mountain has a fire tower on top which hikers can climb for excellent views in all directions. The united states forest service built the 70 foot tall tower in 1941. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year round.
Zach robbins contact zach. It is the tallest usfs lookout tower in western north carolina and it is now on the national register of historic places. Don t miss fryingpan mountain lookout tower trail along the brp. I took a drive along a stretch of the blue ridge parkway today to see how the fall color change was progressing.
Thought i d stop and do a quick hike up to the summit of fryingpan mountain being its a short hike with a big reward at the top. The frying pan mountain trail can be a two four or 6 4 mile round trip hike depending on your starting point. This is a great way to. Take a short hike from the blue ridge parkway to enjoy panoramic views from fryingpan mountain lookout tower located near mt.
Fryingpan mountain lookout tower is a 1 5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near asheville north carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. Looking for authentic asheville recs from a local. Pisgah with half the hike only 1 5 miles round trip. The hike the hike departs from a grassy parking area just off the blue ridge parkway at mp 409 6 view maps and driving directions several miles south of mt pisgah.
The longest hike starts from the picnic area. It s a great place to see mount pisgah s profile as well as cold mountain and.