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.

Awesome trail! We started to the left, like other hikers mentioned and I’m glad we did. The trail was a bit steep toward the end, but we were commuted by then and the kids couldn’t poop out. Three young kids with us and they did great! Lots of beautiful waterfalls, lots of great climbing trees, one great scenic view, and breath-taking scenery everywhere! Definitely want to do this hike again!

Ez, quiet hike following the stream up to the falls. After the first couple hundred yards it’s a heavily shaded hillside trail so if you go following rain, expect lots of muddy spots; nothing strenuous, not much scenery, just an unspectacular short hike. Best in the late spring with the rhododendrons in bloom or only if the water is really running.

Hiked this trail yesterday on a beautiful crisp day with my dog. I took the advise of others and started the loop on the left side. Good call as the harder portions and sights were in the finally portion of the hike, versus the beginning of the hike. I did encounter some fellow hikers at the end of the hike. Be aware this hike is wet and muddy, and dress appropriately. Great hike, and I recommend it.

Great hike. Took four girls ages 11-15. They were thrilled. Wife went with as well and was less thrilled but she’s not a big trail fan. She made it without issue. Nice views and while perhaps not the best hike for a total trail junkie it’s a nice family hike with just enough difficulty to be interesting but not enough to wear you out. As mentioned in other reviews to get to the falls you need to take a left before the metal bridge as your following the BFT around to the right from the restrooms.

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15 days ago

Very beautiful sights. My dog loved the mud, and water that covered this trail! Beautiful waterfalls, and flowing creeks through out. We took our shoes off and climbed across the rocks and ate lunch overlooking the waterfall. it was a strenuous trip and my tracker clocked us at around 7.7 miles after all the off trail walking we did to find the water. If your looking to be exhausted and dirty after this is the hike for you.

Like a mini Boone Fork Trail

Took longer than expected, but a beautiful hike. Would do just the falls hike next time or pack a lunch halfway to make it more enjoyable.

I loved this trail. Very happy I listened to others and did the loop backwards with the steep climb at the beginning. From the trailhead / lookout parking, cross the BRP and go maybe 30 yards to the left. The first half mile is very steep and can be precarious but I'd much rather do that stretch going uphill.
Loved the balds/meadows and Sims creek. So much to explore. At one point the trail literally turns to creek as water trickles up from the ground.
Bring good waterproof hiking shoes or be prepared to ditch them as the trail crosses the creek several times.
Ignore the bad reviews for this trail from people who should be in a photography forum vs. hiking.

Amazing

great trail, we started near the small lake, by the way we were greeted by a otter who so happened to be feeding and swimming. loved the small streams of water along the trail. open field was like a scene from "The Walking Dead" your also are going to feel like you've gone off the path and onto someone's property " In that momenti thought I was going to read a sign 'Trespassers will be shot on sight', but you didn't your fine. all and all it was all good. Hope you enjoy your hike!

Wonderful hike. lots of climbing and views. while this is hard I think older kids would enjoy this.

We hiked about week after hurricane Florence and many days of rain. Trail was wet and slippery as you would expect, but still delightful. We were quite glad to have high ankle boots and trekking sticks. Encountered five ladders which were challenging with dog on lead. Up the ladders wasn’t so bad, down ladders were frightening but with two humans and one 40 lb dog we did fine. Many creek crossings and we got wet. Very enjoyable and one of our favorite hikes ever. We went counterclockwise based on other reviews. Took our time and were on trail just over three hours. Take lunch - take your time.

My wife and I did this hike with our 9 mo. daughter in a carrier and thought that it was on the more difficult side of moderate, but not quite strenuous. Great hike, but if we did it over again, we could have just gone straight to Hebron Falls (so, go right at the fork instead of straight) and backtracked the way we came in. Going the full loop seemed a little tedious because after you see the rock community and the falls, there really wasn't much more of interest (except for a bunch of little creek crossings and a very brief section in a meadow). Plus, the full loop has you walking a couple extra miles through a large camping area and along the parkway which was a little boring. The best part of the hike is definitely the 1.5 stretch straight to the falls. Lots of awesome places for getting in the water, and beautiful variety in terrain.

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1 month ago

I'm not sure I would classify this trail as "hard," but it's definitely got some elements of difficulty, especially near the falls. There are some uphill climbs that can leave you a bit breathless, but the falls and the rocks are beautiful. If you hike the trail counter-clockwise, you will get to the falls (along with Hebron Falls) in a mile and a half or so, leaving the easier portion for the end. There are rhododendron thickets, a open meadow-like area, camping area and fir forest to be enjoyed near the end. This is a really beautiful hike!

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1 month ago

Great trail. Almost no one on it. Start the loop by going straight at the fork. Gorgeous when the rhododendrons are in bloom.

Great hike. Have hiked this trail about 3 times and it is just lovely. Hard in some spots but well worth it. Pack a lunch and enjoy the river and views.

This hike was accurately rated as easy. My wife, dog, and I leasurly hiked this loop and enjoyed it vey much.

very easy beautiful trail

love this trail

Awesome experience, in the rain and total darkness, one of the most amazing experiences of my life! Loved it!

My wife, 9 year old daughter, Great Dane, and I hike this trail several times a year. Love all three parts of this trail the dense woods, open meadow and downhill section. Long uphill sections whichever side you start on but overall good trail that gets the heart beating.

Easy trail, definitely not difficult. Dog and kid friendly. Well worth going clockwise to enjoy working up to the falls. Beautiful wildflower fields right now (August)

Good hike. Not difficult at all if you are in reasonably good shape.

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2 months ago

Loved this trail. The waterfall was running and this Saturday there was a lot of people out on the trail with us. Its a long trail but not very hard overall, even for me who has been living in the flat lands for way to long. The recent rains had made the trail pretty muddy and right as I was getting back to the car I took an unfortunate spill on my backside.

Beautiful hike with great water features along the way!

Don't go on a rainy day. very muddy and you will get your feet/shoes wet. fall would be better. not very scenic.

Plenty of interesting things to look at. Enjoyed the Hebron rock community and the many creek crossings. Would def recommend

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Great hike! Did it solo a week ago and didn't see any other hikers. Today hiked with a friend, and we saw 13 other hikers. So glad we followed advice from someone else and started from the other side of the parkway. We went up the steep part, rather than down. Much easier on knees, and less tricky to negotiate.

love it! beautiful!

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