Explore the most popular hiking trails in Julian Price Memorial Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
2 days ago

This is a great kid friendly and dog friendly trail. As has been mentioned before, it's part of the Boone Fork Trail Loop. Starting from the picnic grounds, you go to the right on the Boone Fork Trail from the trail sign near the restrooms. At one point, you come to a nice metal bridge going over the creek. Do not take the bridge, stay to the left. Shortly after that you will hear falls and see trails going down to the river with beautiful pools just right for wading. Make sure the kids bring their bathing suits because it's very kid-friendly here. The falls aren't spectacular, but the beauty and easy access make this a great hike!

hiking
4 days ago

Excellent trail. We got there early as this one seems best enjoyed before the large groups arrive. Would recommend regular shoes if you can step carefully, but plenty of beautiful spots to stop by water along the way.

nice trail along the Creek for about the first two miles. Hebron rock colony - car sized boulders in the river all the way down to the valley. we had for small children with us and they did great. very scenic

Excellent. Hiked with my wife and sons (9.5 and 7). Both did well. Total time was just under three hours. Trail is next to water for 75% of the time. Wonderful to hear the sound of running mountain stream. Multiple crossings. After rain, these crossings could be a bit messy; prepare to get feet a bit wet. My youngest did the hike in Keen sandals and was perhaps best prepared!

I should have realized this trail is actually a portion of the Boone Fork Trail, which we’d already done. It is an awesome hike though. We took our boys, ages 7 and 9, and 2 dogs. Be sure to let the kids wear bathing suits, as they’ll have a blast playing in the river. The trail is not marked as Hebron Falls though. You’ll just follow Boone Fork Trail to the right at the sign in the Price parking area, where there are restrooms.

This trail would have probably been less strenuous starting from the left. If you start on the right, the first 3.5 miles are very uphill. If you bring a dog, consider going with someone. It was very difficult to get my dog over the ladders and stairs by myself. Wear shoes that can get wet! There are numerous stream crossings with slick and unstable rocks. If you are out of shape or not entirely sure of your balance, the middle three miles are quite difficult.

Nice walk

hiking
11 days ago

Hubby and I did this trail but didn’t realize it was “hard”. Some beautiful sights that make it worthwhile. It might be wise to bring a first aid kit and snacks (don’t ask lol). It took us 3-4 hours but we haven’t hiked in quite awhile and we are slow! We went in hiking sandals and were fine. 10/10 would do again.

hiking
12 days ago

Highly recommend. We went today with our 2 dogs. and did the whole 5 mile loop. My husband and I are in good shape, but I would say it is moderate, but a few areas a little strenuous. Definitely wear good hiking shoes, no sandals or flip flops. A lot of great areas for dogs to cool off in the river. My husband even was able to do a little blackberry picking! A variety of views from forest, to meadows, mountain rages and waterfall views. The last mile and a half it rained on us, so if you think it might rain, bring a poncho because it is a longer hike. Definitely worth it! When looking for the entrance, go to the Julian Price picnic area and you will see a small sign by the restrooms (on the left) when you you first pull in, because it took us a little while to find the entrance to the trail. There was plenty of parking.

hiking
12 days ago

loved this trail. i would rate it a moderate. Just finished it with my two teenaged nephews and they loved the rocky terrain and crossing the creek over and over and over. great experience!!

Awesome trail! wear proper hiking shoes!

hiking
14 days ago

I would rate this trail moderate for the most part. Wear boots or sturdy shoes for mud, rock scrambling, and walking through the creek many times. It took me about three hours at a slow pace and I stopped several times to enjoy the view. Plenty of people out this time of year so come early for parking.

I love this trail..you go through the stream several times and can cool off on a rock or enjoy the sunshine. There are some steep shirt climbs and ladder steps but nothing too difficult.

beautiful views

We loved this trail! It was shaded all the way, beautiful with lots of little areas to relax by the river. Our five year old did well and we didn’t find it to strenuous for him at all. Great “pay out” for kids!

hiking
28 days ago

Parking area can be extremely crowded, but most aren't hiking the whole trail. About a mile in, you can start venturing off to various falls and rocks strewn about the river. Excellent places for rock hopping if you're brave enough. Trail itself is moderate, but the optional rock hopping can be quite difficult.

hiking
29 days ago

One of my absolute favorite hikes! First time I hiked the trail, I was 2 years old and accompanied by my family of 6. It’s been amazing watching nature take its journey on the trail and change it completely. Still just as beautiful as 23 years ago, this trail is a must hike for nature lovers!

Ok this trail was awesome!! So scenic and no too strenuous. BUT it was sooo hard to find we almost gave up. The picnic Julian price (or whatever) picnic area that maps will take you to has 3 trailheads. Theres a sign and the boone fork trail will be straight ahead. Take the trail to your immediate right once you are in the field. You should pass by a sign that says Old Lake on it and you should be following the river downstream. That is how you get to Hebron Rock Falls! Watch out for snakes as well once on the rocks. Get hikin’!

hiking
1 month ago

This was a nice trail, steep decline. It was pretty easy. Mistakenly went after heavy rain and the creek was high. Be careful.

This was an enjoyable hike today. Favorite part was paralleling and crossing the stream numerous times as part of the well marked trail. Will be great when the blackberries in the meadow are ripe. This was a moderate, not hard, hike

Very good easy trail

Hiked it today with couple of friends. (Done this trail many times) Great trail. Several creek crossings. Couple small ladders. Good workout if you maintain steady and quick pace. Definitely not “only for experienced hikers”. No it’s not gravel the whole way, and has roots and rocks and creek crossings but it’s still should be rated moderate. Usually some muddy places so wear hiking shoes you don’t mind getting a little dirty.

One of my favorites in the Blue Ridge! A workout, fields, rocks, roots, meadows, plenty of water, shade etc. Highly recommend if you have 3-4 hours to spend in the woods.

some muddy spots but for tbe most part a nice warm up for the longer hikes.

Always muddy and a little boring.

hiking
1 month ago

Fun, beautiful hike that I have have done many times with my kids. I definitely don't feel a "difficult" rating is remotely accurate for an able bodied person/child over 6 or 7 years. My 10 year old hikes this regularly with little effort, as well as our older golden retriever. My dog needs us to hand her down from one person to the other in one specific spot (down a small ladder step that is too step for her, with very large boulders on either side preventing her from going around it) but she can tackle the entire trail with minimal effort other than that. The creek area definitely makes it worth the hike. Wear good shoes, as it can often be wet and a bit slippery without the proper footwear. We usually pack a picnic to have in the field and it generally takes us 2 1/2 hours with two kids that like to explore at a leisurely pace.

hiking
1 month ago

Nicely difficult walk along two beautiful creeks through rhododendrons. Tough footing much of the way.

hiking
1 month ago

Cool trail, very muddy if it has rained recently. The waterfall made the hike worth while, and It is nice that there are multiple locations to view it from.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail is lots of fun. Definitely not hard! There are a few places where you have to climb a little, but unless the trail is very wet, it is quite moderate. If you’re unsure, wear some hiking shoes with good traction. As someone previously said, there is lots of water! If you’ve got a filter, the water is nice and cold. Water is definitely needed since the trail is a little over 5 miles. It’s one of my favorite trails in the area!

classic hike! very amazing and great variety. doesn't take too long to get through and definjitely shouldn't be labeled hard

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