Moses Cone Memorial Park: Rich Mountain

August 23, 2018

It was too nice of a Thursday not to be outside: sunny, no clouds, no rain and a high of 71. In lieu of work, I headed once again to the Moses Cone Memorial Park off the Blue Ridge Parkway to hike the Rich Mountain Trail. Considered another carriage trail, it snakes through Trout Lake and then ascends Rich Mountain.

Along the way are some gorgeous vistas, fields and nice creeks. It was a very pleasant hike. At the summit, the stone handiwork is the only reminder of the now defunct promenade of the Cone family. In yesteryear they would have their guests take carriages to the summit and all would drink cocktails in tuxedos and fancy dresses. You won’t find a nicer piece of real estate, and I’m thankful to be able to enjoy it.

Total mileage is 12 miles.

 

 


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