Price Lake Running Loop: The 2.7 mile Price Lake Loop within Julian Price Memorial Park takes runners around one of the most pristine mountain lakes in the High Country. The trail heads around the lake through dense forests and crosses over a series of small creeks via wooden boardwalks that offer runners a chance to catch their breath while taking in the tranquility of the swirling mountain spring water. A number of short spur trails entice runners with sun-soaked, lake-side relaxation opportunities perfect for those who want to stop for a while and enjoy the view of Grandfather.
Directions from Boone: Take Hwy 321 S for 6.4 miles to right onto the Blue Ridge Parkway. Head south (left turn) for approx. 3 miles and look for Price Lake on the left. The park is between mileposts 295.1 and 298.