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Western North Carolina Mountains Hiking Trails

Blue Ridge Vacations Western North Carolina Hiking Trails Guides

Blue Ridge Vacations Hiking Trails Guides for Blowing Rock and Boone NC feature many Hiking Trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway, part of the National Park Service.

The Blue Ridge Parkway National Park offers many Western North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains Hiking Trails, ranging from easy to strenuous.

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Blue Ridge Parkway North Carolina Hiking Trails

North Carolina High Country Hiking Trails on The Blue Ridge Parkway

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

National Park Service The Blue Ridge Parkway

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

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

Blue Ridge Parkway Rangers: 1-800-PARK-WATCH

Grandfather Mountain State Park Profile Trail Map
Grandfather Mountain Hiking Trails Map

List of Hiking Trail Maps
Blue Ridge Parkway Map
Julian Price Park Hiking TrailsVideo
Linville Falls Hiking TrailsVideo
Moses Cone Park Carriage Trails
Tanawha Hiking Trail
Doughton Park Trails

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 after dark. Forget about cell phone coverage they rarely work along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

North Carolina Fishing Licenses are available at:
Village Hardware
312 Green Street
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
(828) 295-9023

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Day Hiking Gear – What We Carry on The Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking Trails

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

Time Magazine Invention of the Year Winner, LifeStraw features a high flow rate and weighs only 2 oz. It is perfect for the Ultralight backpacker, camper, hiker, traveler, boy scout, hunter or for emergencies. LifeStraw meets EPA standards for water filtration in independent testing.

LifeStraw has been used around the world under extreme conditions for humanitarian relief.

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Salomon Hiking Boots

The updated Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX retains outstanding stability and grip, with a more ergonomic tongue for improved comfort, laces that stay tied better, and fresh design details.

Salomon was born in 1947 in the heart of the French Alps. Driven by a passion for skiing and design innovation, Francois Salomon and his son George Salomon designed and perfected much of the first modern ski equipment.

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Darn Tough Hiking Socks Appalachian Trail Edition – Mens Hiking Socks

Ask any experienced hikers and next to great hiking boots, they’ll recommend you buy the best hiking socks available. Darn Tough Socks are made in Vermont, USA of 67% Merino Wool, 29% Nylon and 4% Lycra Spandex. These proven hiking socks have an unconditional lifetime guarantee. These Appalachian Trail Edition hiking socks are perfect for hiking, camping, skiing, snowboarding, biking and running. Also Women’s Hiking Socks!


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Cross Body Day Hiking Bags – Holds Two 1 Liter Water Bottles

Perfect for day hiking trips or overnight camping trips, the 5.11 Tactical Practical Utility Cross Body Shoulder Bag, is built from rugged 1050D nylon and features a large main compartment with two side-expanding pockets. The two side pockets are sized to hold one liter water bottles. A zippered pocket behind the main compartment has loop sided Velcro to hold 5.11 Back Up Belt System pouches or any other hook sided pouch (Cell Phone, Radio, First Aid, Magazines, etc.).


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SureFire G2X Pro Flashlights – 320 Lumens | 15 Lumens

Don’t get caught in the dark on remote hiking trails without a reliable LED Flashlight. Perfect for hiking and camping trips. The Florescent Yellow handle can be easily spotted if dropped on a hiking trail. The G2X Pro is designed to meet the needs of professionals with a powerful 320 lumens hi beam for night hiking, along with a 15 lumens low beam for use inside of your tent. Uses 2 CA123 Lithium Batteries.

Size: 6.8” x 1.37”. Weight: 4.5 oz. Weatherproof: O-Ring and Gasket Sealed.

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Blue Ridge Vacations Hiking Guides

Western North Carolina Hiking Trails

We hope you find our Western North Carolina Hiking Guide useful in planning your Vacations or Hiking Trails in the Western North Carolina High Country and the Western North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains.

Remember to keep a good supply Energizer AA Batteries in your back pack, tent or pocket for all of your Camping, Canoeing or Hiking LED Flashlights. Most Lithium Batteries a 10 year life span, which are perfect for long term storage.

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Blue Ridge Vacations – Blowing Rock North Carolina T-Shirts and Photographs

Blowing Rock T-Shirts – Sims Creek Waterfall

Our Blowing Rock T-Shirts are made from 100% pre-shrunk, hiqh quality cotton and are available in five different sizes in a variety of colors for both men and women. All Blowing Rock T-Shirts are machine washable. Ships within 12 business days.

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Photos By Meta

The top photographs featured on Blue Ridge Vacations are available at Photos By Meta. Framed Prints are available in Blowing Rock NC at Rustic.
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