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Julian Price Park

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Boone Fork Trail

What a great place to make memories! We came here specifically to hike the BFT, which I'll get to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Auburn, Alabama
A nice flat place to take a scenic walk.

We walked the trail around the lake. It was flat and easy to walk. There were some places where it... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mount Dora, FL
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“picnic area”(28 reviews)
“mile loop”(16 reviews)
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Mile Post 297 Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, NC
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Reviewed 4 days 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 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Jimmy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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!

Thank Dmlsun
Reviewed July 15, 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
Reviewed July 13, 2018

We came back every single day to have a picnic right in our front seat with a lake front view. This is truly a must see!

Thank Janice Q
Reviewed July 8, 2018

We drove along the Blue Ridge Parkway from Price Park to Jeffress Park and stopped at the numerous roadside stops to view the stunning scenery. The Blue Ridge Mountains get their name from the tree leaves on the distant mountains releasing isoprene gas which changes...More

Thank Alan S
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Dawn D
August 17, 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
July 9, 2016|
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Response from Mary G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are stroller friendly