Fryingpan Mountain Tower Trail on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Fryingpan Mountain Tower: 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.
Blue Ridge Parkway Hikes: Fryingpan Mountain Lookout Tower
A must-do hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Fryingpan Mountain Lookout Tower is easy to find, easy to hike, and offers some of the best views in the area. Due to its ease of access, close proximity to Asheville, and stunning views, the Fryingpan Mountain Lookout Tower is the first place I take friends and family who are visiting the area.
Fryingpan Mountain Lookout Tower, North Carolina
Fryingpan Mountain Lookout Tower Take a short hike from the Blue Ridge Parkway to enjoy panoramic views from Fryingpan Mountain Lookout Tower, located near Mt. Pisgah in Pisgah National Forest . The views are better than from atop Mt. Pisgah, with half the hike (only 1.5 miles round-trip)!
Fryingpan Mountain Lookout Tower – North Carolina | AllTrails
Fryingpan Mountain Lookout Tower is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Asheville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Fryingpan Lookout Tower – Hike Guide – Blue Ridge Parkway
The trailhead for the Frying Pan Lookout Tower is located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 409.6 where forest road 450 intersects the parkway. There isn’t a sign for the tower but the forest road is clearly marked and easy to see from the parkway.
Fryingpan Mountain Lookout Tower – Blue Ridge Parkway
Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina. Frying Pan Mountain Lookout Tower, a 70-ft tall steel tower built in 1941 by the USFS and now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is easily reached by a short 0.7-mile hike from the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina—watch for the trailhead at the entrance to Forest Service Road 450, at Milepost 409.6.
Fryingpan Mountain Lookout Tower – Conserving Carolina
Crowned by a historic fire lookout, this tower’s elevated perch atop a 5,340-foot peak offers views extending beyond 60 miles on a clear day. Fryingpan Mountain is in the Pisgah National Forest (Pisgah Ranger District) and accessed by a gravel road/trail off of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Fryingpan Mountain Lookout Tower Hiking Trail, Mills River
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.
Blue Ridge Parkway: our favorite hikes near Asheville, NC
Hike these popular Blue Ridge Parkway trails to stunning mountain summit views, tumbling waterfalls and through some of Western North Carolina’s most beautiful forests near Asheville. Winding, twisting, curving and carving through the landscape, the Blue Ridge Parkway travels some of …
Fryingpan Mountain – Pisgah National Forest, NC – Zach’s
Trail Access: From Asheville drive south on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Set your GPS device for Fryingpan Gap at mile 409.6 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Set your GPS device for Fryingpan Gap at mile 409.6 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.