Frying Pan Mountain Trail

At A Glance


1.65 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 1.65
Steepness: Climbs Gently
Tread Condition: Some Obstacles
Other Map ID: BRP MP 408.5


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. It's a great place to see Mount Pisgah's profile as well as Cold Mountain and Looking Glass Rock. The trail is actually an old road bed sometimes used by park vehicles to access the towers.

This trail is located in the Blue Ridge Parkway Section 5 area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Blue Ridge Parkway Section 5 trails list page.



Average Rating: 4.5 (rated 2 times)

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Suzi said: Quick walk with amazing views at the top.

Sunday, May 11 2014 11:39pm

Steven Rearden said: You would probably love it!

Friday, October 19 2012 6:26pm
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