Summer on the MST: Weekend Escape to Price Lake

$195.00

campground reservations
Julian Price Campground

Spend the summer exploring North Carolina’s statewide Mountains-to-Sea Trail with our Summer on the MST Weekend Escape Series. Our third Weekend Escape: a 20-mile run of the trail along the base of Grandfather Mountain. We’ll basecamp at Julian Price Lake Campground, and hike from the Linn Cove Visitor Center east to Moses Cone Park.

September 9-11

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Description

Welcome to the third of three 2022 Summer on the MST Weekend Escapes, 20 miles of hiking on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail from the Linn Cove Visitor Center east to Moses Cone Park. Basecamp for the weekend: Julian Price Lake Campground on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

The hikes

Friday evening

Where: Price Lake loop 

Distance: 3 miles

Difficulty: Easy

Saturday

Where: on the MST (which doubles here as the Tanawha Trail) from Linn Cove Visitor Center east to the campground.

Distance: 10.6 miles

Difficulty: Moderately strenuous

Sunday

Where: Price Lake to Moses Cone Park

Distance: 7 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

What the trip includes

  • Meals: 5 meals: lunches Saturday and Sunday, breakfast Saturday and Sunday, dinner Saturday night
  • Trail snacks
  • Camping
  • eguide for the hike, including custom maps and route descriptions for all hikes
  • the hikes: 20 miles on the MST in three days

Agenda

Friday

  • 4 p.m. Check-in
  • 5:30 p.m. Hike around Price Lake
  • 7:30 p.m. Back to camp (sunset is at 7:45 p.m.)

Saturday

  • 7:30 a.m. Breakfast
  • 8 a.m. Prepare lunch
  • 8:30 a.m. Car shuttle on Blue Ridge Parkway to Linn Cove Visitor Center
  • Noonish Lunch
  • 4 p.m. Back to camp
  • 6 p.m. Dinner

Sunday

  • 7:30 a.m. Breakfast
  • 8 a.m. Lunch prep
  • 8:30 a.m. Hike from Camp to Moses Cone Park
  • Noonish Lunch
  • 1 p.m. Back to camp
  • This trip also includes a Zoom planning meeting on Monday, September 5, at 6 p.m.

Not a camper but still want to hike? Nearby Banner Elk has numerous lodging options. Check ‘em out here.

Additional hikes in the series

Also in our GetHiking! Summer on the MST Weekend Escape series:

  • Mount Pisgah, June 22-24. 22.5 miles of hiking, from Graveyard Fields east to Big Ridge Overlook
  • Doughton Park, June 10-12. 20 miles of hiking, from South Laurel trailhead east to Devil’s Garden Overlook

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