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Rich Mountain Road

Intermediate
 4.8 (8)

A beautiful meandering gravel path from Cone Manor to the top of Rich Mountain with multiple views along the way.


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5.0

Miles

8.1

KM

98%

Runnable

4,368' 1,331 m

High

3,757' 1,145 m

Low

612' 187 m

Up

220' 67 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

Be respectful of horses

Description

Like all trails in Moses Cone, this trail is a wide, gravel path closed to traffic and open to foot traffic and horses. The trail has very gentle grades throughout, allowing for easy running.

This trail begins under the tunnel underpass at the Blue Ridge Parkway and drops down to the scenic Trout Lake, before starting a very gentle climb up to the top of Rich Mountain with multiple views along the way in mountain side meadows and at its semi-clear summit.

Contacts

Land Manager: Blue Ridge Parkway

Shared By:

Brandon Thrower

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  4.8 from 8 votes

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Photos

Autumn sunrise over Trout Lake in Moses H. Cone Memorial Park on MST Segment 5. Photo by Victor Ellison.
Apr 6, 2016 near Blowing…, NC
Tunnel
Oct 22, 2019 near Blowing…, NC
View near the summit of Rich Mountain.
May 15, 2019 near Foscoe, NC
View of distant mountains from the summit of Rich Mountain.
May 15, 2019 near Foscoe, NC

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Robert McCormac
10mi — 1h 43m
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Wendy W
yield to horse dungs! 10mi