Boone Fork Trail is a 4.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Boone, NC that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
great hike me and my wife walked it in late june lots of blooming plants and under the trees it was quite cool lots of places to rest and relax will do again when in the area. is a 5 mile loop trail located near Boone, North Carolina that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced outdoorsmen. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
Fun trail. Lots of beautiful views throughout. I completed the trail counter clockwise but I would suggest doing the trail clockwise as this way it gets better as it goes. Not easy but not overly difficult for someone in decent shape.
I wish I could give this 10 stars!! Such a fun trail and adventure! This trail is marked as difficult. I can see why that may be, but don't let that deter you. The difficulty is more from the terrain. Lots of roots and rocks to navigate. The trail crosses the river numerous times on the loop, so you are walking on rocks or logs in various places which adds to the fun. We saw young and old on this trail, so it is definitely for all! Worth the challenge!
Was a good hike. 2.5 hours long. Understand why it's rated strenuous as I would be reluctant to bring my kids, but was a pretty easy hike otherwise.
Camped at the nearby Julian Price campground. Was a nice hike, fairly flat. No mountain views, but plenty of river and boulders. Took about 2.5 hrs to complete. Can be muddy in places and crosses the creek in several places.
Absolutely beautiful but I think the first 2.5-3 miles are prettier than the second half. Going back, I'd likely turn around at that point versus finishing the loop. Depending where you are on the trail, I would say difficulty is moderate to strenuous.
Awesome trail! It was a little tougher than I expected but well worth the 5 mile loop.
Great trail--don't expect mountain views but take advantage of the off road paths that lead to water falls. Rocky and slippery at times so wear shoes with good grip.
Beautiful, take your time and enjoy all the side trails!
Absolutely fantastic trail.
I walked it clockwise and it was every bit a gorgeous as others have said.
There are a lot of roots so pick those feet up! And that yellow/tan clay is slick as ice when damp. Use caution!
There are a few spots that need some scrambles bit you are definitely rewarded with beautiful spots to stop and take it all in.
And you should: God put a lot of work into this one. :]
Great trail! Lots of variety- boulders, falls, stairs, meadows, rhododendron tunnels. Somewhat technical in places.
This trail was beautiful! my husband and I hiked along with our 10 month old baby, who traveled in a backpack carrier.
Loved it! It was the perfect distance. Beautiful scenery, beautiful water features, dogs LOVED It! It wasn't very crowded at all. every 30 mins or so we would see a family with kids and the kids seemed to really enjoy it! We even did it on a rainy day and it was still nice (the trees kept the water from coming down onto us). If you're going to hike this, I would recommend some good hiking boots as you are climbing over rocks and some water for most of the trail. Favorite trail so far!
A lot of variety on this 5 mile loop trail. A great side excursion to Hebron Falls makes it even better. Plenty of stream crossings and lots of plant life to explore along the way.
muddy in some parts, nice waterfalls