Nuwati Trail

HARD 9 reviews

Nuwati Trail is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Blowing Rock, NC that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from March until June. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.6 miles 1110 feet Out & Back

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Steep hike with nice vistas. Boulders and crags offer elevated views of the Boone Fork area. Trail links Nuwati and Daniel Boone Scout trails, making a nice loop hike passing through rhododendron and blueberry thickets. (1.0 mile, strenuous, orange blaze) Cragway is a steep, strenuous hike with grand vistas. Boulders and crags offer elevated views of the Boone Fork area. This trail links Nuwati and Daniel Boone Scout trails, making a nice loop hike passing through rhododendron and blueberry thickets. Two notable outcropping views are at Top Crag view and Flat Rock View (just before you reach the Scout trail). Nice connector hike.

3 months ago

Great trail, the views are enjoyable and is easy to follow. Made a loop by taking the DB Scout trail back to the parking area.

3 months ago

Great trail. Can be somewhat difficult. The views and experience are totally worth it.

hiking
4 months ago

We took Craigway on the way back from the Calloway peak. The few challenges of the rocks were a pleasant surprise after going up the Daniel Boone Scout Trail. The view was worth the trek.

hiking
7 months ago

Very good workout I started going counter clockwise on Daniel Boone trail; and the trail was strenuous when reaching the cragway trail. Headed down the other side of the Daniel Boone trail and was moderate. Nice views from the rocks heading up. Only complaint was that I started too late and did not reach Callaway peak. Will go again and start earlier to get there.

1 year ago

Awesome trail

2 years ago

2 years ago

Great views.

hiking
3 years ago

this trail is certainly laced with lots of views, and a useful connecting trail between Nuwati and the Scout trail. Also, Grandfather's system of trails have become a lot more accessible now that it is a state park. Cragway has great views of the Boone Bowl, and Storyteller's Rock. At the very top is the Scout trail and the Daniel Boone campsite.

hiking
3 years ago

We used Cragway as a connector trail; the trail is a one mile steep climb connecting to the Daniel Boone Scout Trail on your way up to Calloway Peak or as a loop back to the parking lot. Trail was a bit overgrown, however has three or four nice outcrops with some nice views of the east side of the Boone Fork "bowl." A couple parts of the trail require a climb over some rocks but that adds to the challenge. Nicer views than just going up the bottom of the Scout trail - take Nuwati to Cragway to Scout to the top for a better hike.