Boone Fork Trail is a 4.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Boone, North Carolina 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.
Super muddy today, high water, but still enjoyable and better than any day at work! My 7 year-olds completed it.
Very muddy, not difficult at all even for multiple 6 year olds. Great offshoot to Hebron Falls with massive river boulders to climb. Clockwise direction definitely recommended.
I loved the variety of the topography. Beautiful. Not too challenging.
I wouldn't say this is a hard hike, I would say moderate with obstacles (crossing streams and maybe 3 steep parts). It is very beautiful, the waterfall looks like it would be so fun to climb so we are going to visit again with our kids! Hike clockwise so the waterfall is at the end of your hike. We took our dogs and had trouble at the ladder, but we figured out that they could go through the rock instead of down the ladder.
In the description it says "experienced outdoorsman", which is not necessarily true, as i am 17 and have been hiking this trail since i was 8. There is also a specific side trail, pretty easy to find, that goes down to the bottom of the waterfall (hebron falls) where you can climb back up it, or go down, depending on where you come out. If your up for a bit of an adventure, one of my favorite things to do is to climb up the rocks from the bottom, and then stay in the river on the way back to the parking lot, walking, going on rocks, and swimming. Thats only something id do in summer though, as the rest of the year the water is quite chilly.
I went up Crag Way and down Boy Scout. The ladders were fun. There were great views along the way. Keep your eyes open for the plain wreckage.
Great trail, beautiful stream and waterfall, a little bit on the hard side, some uneven terrain but very doable even for not hikers. It took us about 4 hrs to complete.
Very pretty, water crossings aren't too bad. Nothing too difficult on the trail. Lots of stairs, some with 2~ ft high ledges before the first step, and a bit of climbing up rocks,
..Not fun in the dark... Easy to get lost when you can't see
Excellent trail on a beautiful October day. Difficult, numerous water crossings, steep steps and ladders but well worth the views. Hebron Falls is really pretty and the new MST Bridge is amazing.
Great trail with a lot of different scenery in the loop. Hebron falls side trail is definitely worth it with some fun scrambling. I'ld consider it moderate with a few shallow water crossings but feet didn't really get wet at least went the water wasn't high. Recommend starting to the right as you'll have more energy for the falls. Can always turn back early from there if you need as well.
It was a great hike and great combination of water, woods, and mountain views. The meadow towards the campsite was beutiful. Just wear water proof shoes.