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The Blue Ridge Parkway, part of the National Park Service, runs through Boone North Carolina and Blowing Rock North Carolina, and offers many Western North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains Hiking Trails, ranging from easy to strenuous.

Many of the Blue Ridge Parkway hiking trail heads have very small parking lots, so get there early in the morning if you want a parking spot.

Here are some of the Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Trails in and around Boone North Carolina and Blowing Rock North Carolina, including the Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost, Hiking Distance, and the Hiking Trail Rating

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Bass Lake (294.0, 0.9, easy) – Horseback Riding / Fishing
Trout Lake (294.6, 1.0 easy) – Fishing
Sims Creek Hiking Trail (295.4, 1.0 easy)
Boone Fork Hiking Trail (296.5, 4.9 strenuous)
Price Lake (296.7, 2.3, moderate) – Canoe Rentals / Fishing
Rough Ridge Hiking Trail (302.4, 3.2, moderate)
Beacon Heights Hiking Trail (305.2, 0.3, moderate)

Here are the official National Park Service Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Trail Maps and Grandfather Mountain Hiking Trails in the Blue Ridge Mountains around Boone NC and Blowing Rock NC. These PDF files below can be printed out, or stored on your iPhone or iPad, and later viewed in iBooks.

National Park Service: (828) 298-0398 / (828) 271-4779

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The Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Trails and Grandfather Mountain Hiking Trails can suddenly turn dangerous if you get caught in a severe afternoon thunderstorm, get injured on the trail, get lost off the trail, or end up in the woods in the dark. Forget about cell phone coverage – they rarely work along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Recommended Hiking Gear

Here’s some Blue Ridge Mountains Hiking Gear you should carry with you:
Day Push Pack
• Layered clothes
• Sweatshirt, sweater, or jacket
Sturdy Hiking Boots
Non-Cotton Hiking Socks
Hiking Poles
Sun Hat
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Day Push Pack for carrying these items:
Portable Weather Radio (optional)
Sunscreen Wipes
Water Bottle
Pocket First Aid Kit
Emergency Rain Coat
Emergency Blanket
LED Pocket Flashlight with extra AA Lithium Battery
Six Function Whistle with Compass
Water Proof Matches

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Never Hike Alone In The Woods!

Always stay on the marked hiking trails. Tell someone where you are going, and when you’ll be back. Give yourself enough time to reach your destination and return, before it gets dark. Check the Boone NC Sunset Time.

Check the Boone NC Weather, because severe afternoon thunderstorms can sneak up on you.

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If you have a SLR camera with a medium or a long lens, you know how difficult these cameras can be to take securely on remote hiking trails, downhill skiing or mountain biking. The Cotton Carrier Systems Harness keeps your SLR camera secure against your body, for all types of adventure photography.

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