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A popular destination on the Blue Ridge Parkway is Julian Price Memorial Park, at the foot of Grandfather Mountain, near Blowing Rock, North Carolina. The Park is adjacent to Moses H. Cone Memorial Park and together the two comprise the largest area developed for recreation along the Parkway. Comprising more than 4,300 acres, including a small lake, Julian Price Memorial Park offers many activities, including hiking, fishing, canoeing, camping, guided walks, and evening campfire programs. The grounds include 100 picnic sites, with shelters and comfort stations. A 300-seat amphitheater is used for lectures and talks during the summer months. Canoes can be rented for use on Price Lake. The park's seven trails include the Price Lake Loop Trail (2.7 miles), which circles the well-stocked lake, and the challenging 5-miles Boone Fork Loop Trail. The ingeniously engineered Tanawha Trail (13.5 miles) passes under the Linn Cove Viaduct and wraps around the southeastern ridge of Grandfather Mountain. Julian Price Memorial Park is named in honor of Julian Price, an insurance executive who purchased the acreage in the late 1930s and 1940s to create a retreat for the employees of his insurance company, which later donated the lands to the Parkway.

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2 days ago

Very well maintained trail. Very well marked. Last portion going through the campground is a little confusing. Buy wall art or license images of this trail @ http://mikekoenig.org/tag/boone-fork-trail/

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7 days ago

Fun adventurous trail! Many areas to get off the trail and enjoy the river rapids or the sunshine on a huge boulder. Also loved the tunnel-like pathways, felt like a totally different world. Highly recommend going "backwards" along the trail, starting with mile 5 so you can get the boring walk through the campground out of the way and end on a high note! Took us about 3 hours with a few detours to enjoy the scenery.

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8 days ago

Awesome trail with a bit of everything! Great hike after doing profile the day before

Had a nice peaceful hike with my wife. very scenic and nice changes in terrain.

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11 days ago

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12 days ago

Awesome trail!!! Took it clockwise and got a little lost when it came to a fork with a bridge. Easy to miss the signs and orange blaze. Don't cross the bridge if you go that way!

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13 days ago

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16 days ago

Very enjoyable hike. Kids loved it. Lots of stops to check out waterfalls.

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17 days ago

Great trail, well marked.

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17 days ago

Good for the soul!

on Boone Fork Trail

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24 days ago

it's tight yo. sidetrailz for weeks on the daily to explore. many creek shores and Hebron falls to get lubricated with. easy path. nice fam arena cookout parking lot. cash me hiking in my flip flops for this one.