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Blowing Rock and Boone NC Hiking Trails

Blue Ridge Vacations Hiking Trails

Blowing Rock and Boone NC Vacations Travel Guide to Blowing Rock North Carolina
Blue Ridge Vacations Hiking Trails in Blowing Rock and Boone NC features many Hiking Trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway, which are part of the National Parks 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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Blowing Rock and Boone NC Hiking Trails

Bass Lake (294.0, 0.9, easy) – Horses / 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)

List of High Country Hiking Trails


Here are the official National Parks Service 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 your iPhone or iPad, and later viewed in iBooks.

National Parks Service: (828) 298-0398 / (828) 271-4779
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Blue Ridge Parkway 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.

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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
LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

Day Push Pack for carrying these items:
 Best Darn Hiking Socks
Darn Tough Socks – Appalachian Trail Edition
Portable Weather Radio (optional)
Sunscreen Wipes
Water Bottle
Pocket First Aid Kit
Emergency Rain Coat
Emergency Blanket
LED Pocket Flashlight
AA Lithium Batteries
Six Function Whistle with Compass
Water Proof Matches

Checkout the NC Forest Trail Explorer.
 Blowing Rock and Boone NC Hiking Trails
Blowing Rock and Boone NC Hiking Trails

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.

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Ultimate Hikers Gear Guide

Ultimate Hikers Gear Guide

– Andrew Skurka

Whether you’re a first-time backpacker, an occasional weekend warrior, or a seasoned long-distance trekker, this guide is a must for any backpacking, hiking, or camping trip. Supreme long-distance hiker Andrew Skurka – accomplished adventure athlete, speaker, guide, and writer – shares his knowledge in this essential guide to backpacking gear and skills. Skurka recounts what he’s learned from more than 30,000 miles of long-distance hikes, including the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest, and Continental Divide Trails, and the 4,700-mile Alaska-Yukon Expedition.
Great Smoky Mountains Topographic Map

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

– National Geographic

Covers: Great Smoky Mountains National Park in its entirety, the Appalachian Trail, Twentymile Trail, Lakeshore Trail, Chasteen Creek Trail, the Great Smoky Mountains, Chilowee Mountain, Little Mountain, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Cataloochee Divide, Pisgah National Forest, Cherokee National Forest, Nantahala National Forest, Little Tennessee River, Chilhowee Lake, Fontana Lake, Tuckasegee River, the cities of Maryville Tennessee, Gatlinburg Tennessee, Waynesville North Carolina, and more. Includes UTM grids for use with your GPS unit.

• Waterproof.
• Tear-Resistant.
Hiking North Carolina

Hiking North Carolina

– Randy Johnson

This newly revised and expanded edition of Hiking North Carolina describes nearly 500 routes from the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smokies—Eastern America’s highest mountains—across the rolling Piedmont, to the Outer Banks archipelago. Choose a challenging backpack adventure on the Appalachian Trail, an easy family ramble on an urban greenway, a trek through a lush subtropical enclave, or a hike to photograph wildflowers and waterfalls.

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