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Fryingpan Mountain Lookout Tower

 4.3 (4)

0.8 Miles 1.2 Kilometers


82%

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347' 106 m

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0' 0 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

5,294' 1,614 m

High

4,947' 1,508 m

Low

Shared By Michelle Kras

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A relatively short run for great views on the lookout tower.

Michelle Kras

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · Views

This section of Blue Ridge Parkway is usually closed during the winter.

Description

Park at trailhead (milepost 409.6). There is a gate (always closed) - do not block the gate. Cross the gate and follow an old road up to the lookout tower. The road gradually climbs. Once you reach the top, a clearing will give you some views if you are too nervous to climb up the lookout tower. It can get windy up there, so it might be a good idea to add a layer before you climb up! The lookout tower sways and may make some feel uneasy, but it is relatively safe to use. You get great 360-degree views and there are spectacular fall color in October.

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