Boone Fork Trail is a 5.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Boone, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.2 miles Elevation Gain: 528 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

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river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

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scramble

Not open during winter As of July 2019, a bridge on this loop may be closed due to storm damage. Please check here for updates: https://www.nps.gov/blri/planyourvisit/conditions.htm

hiking
15 days ago

Loved this trail! Did it yesterday for the first time and it was great. It’s really well marked and has great views pretty much all along the way. I went clockwise like the others said and would very much suggest this way, it leaves the pretty stuff for the end. You cross a lot of water along the way so wear good shoes!

hiking
16 days ago

Hiked 5-16-20: Get here early to beat the crowd that only goes to see Hebron Falls. We hiked clockwise to save the reward of the falls for last. Probably 15 (at least) stream crossings, multiple bridges, beautiful scenery led us to the Hebron Falls spur. The flow was not heavy due to a shortage of rainfall, but it was still beautiful, with many rocks and small cascades due to the large boulder field the falls traverse. Overall a very nice trail. It is well marked, clean, and wide enough to allow hikers to pass without feeling crowded along the way. I'd recommend this loop to all hikers, as the elevation changes weren't really demanding, and all the creek crossings are pretty easy (unless there's been a large rain the day before). Will hike again maybe this Fall to see the Fall foliage!

hiking
22 days ago

I love this trail! It’s a mix of easy walking through level paths in a little bit of climbing if you were taking it counterclockwise on the back off. Stop at Hebron falls rock county for an amazing experience. We took two dogs on this trail and they had an absolute blast.

hiking
1 month ago

One of my favorite trails in the area, though more heavily trafficked than I usually enjoy. The trail winds through several different types of terrain and much of it is right along the creek. The trail can be muddy if there's been rain, but that's when Hebron Falls are most active - take the short detour off of this trail to go check it out.

hiking
2 months ago

Was an excellent combo of flat and mountainous terrain. The trail was marked well, which made it easy to follow. Also, there are some hidden paths that you can explore, away from the main trail. Overall, great experience!

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail! Completed counterclockwise and would definitely recommend that. There are quite a few stream crossings but they are all very manageable if you are sure footed. The Hebron Falls are right off the trail you do NOT need to take the MTS trail at all unless you would like to explore a little more. (Learn from my mistakes) The hiking by the creek for 3/5 of the trail is just magical. The last couple miles are a little lackluster in my opinion. Overall great hike and would totally do it again!

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muddy
2 months ago

Our family did the trail today. It was great! A little muddy in places. Everyone was friendly and courteous about letting people pass. A little bit of heaven on earth. Thank you our wonderful creator!

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail. A number of water crossings with a lot of views of the river where one could hang out on a big rock. Very crowded.

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muddy
2 months ago

Great trail! Lots of friendly people and friendly dogs. A little muddy in spots but plenty of areas to stop and enjoy the river along the way.

hiking
2 months ago

Loved the falls and creek

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rocky
2 months ago

beautiful trail with many cascades along the way . no bugs this time of year and not many people on the trail

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muddy
2 months ago

Went for a late afternoon hike on 3/8/20. Awesome trail with some stairs, bridges, ladders, and plenty of creek crossings. We took the short trail down to Hebron Falls (currently a bit muddier than the rest of the trail, be careful so you don't go butt sliding!) Definitely worth the short detour. Most of the trail is flanked by rhododendron and laurel. The trail follows the creek for the first 3 miles (if you're hiking counterclockwise), the last 1.5 miles being the easiest section. Muddy, but a ton of fun!

hiking
2 months ago

Neat waterfall with some ice on a cold day.

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snow
2 months ago

A little bit of snow on 3/8/20 but really not that muddy. I hiked this coming from the Price Lake parking area going counterclockwise. I think that’s the direction where the most interesting parts are but going clockwise puts you on the easiest parts of the trail first. There are a lot of water crossings and few footbridges so be prepared to get wet and I’d advise waterproof shoes. Most can be crossed by picking out the right rocks but some of those are pretty slick. There’s a spur trail down to Hebron Falls too that’s worth the diversion.

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3 months ago

We and our two dogs really enjoyed this trail! It was a perfect introduction to someone who doesn’t do a lot of hiking. The trail was pretty mellow for the most part but had some fun water crossings and ladder sections that make things interesting. We took a detour down to Hebron Falls which was just a few minutes additional. Highly recommended.

3 months ago

This is one of our favorite hikes. The trail was a little washed out in places but still passable. The creek was a little deeper due to recent rain so if you go in the next few days be prepared for deeper water on the creek crossings. We rebuilt the rock tower at the falls. Someone knocked it down. We look forward to the small treasure of the rock towers. Help keep this one alive

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail. I’ve hiked it more times than I can count. Great views, moderate challenge.

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail. We went clockwise and the trail was marked okay. If you go counter clockwise it’s marked a little better. Beautiful scenery and a well maintained trail.

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rocky
5 months ago

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muddy
5 months ago

The views were great, varied terrain and challenges. Lots of enjoyable water crossings - wear waterproof boots.

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rocky
6 months ago

Unreal loop - you'll hike though every terrain you can find in NC. Would recommend hiking the loop clockwise, the opposite way that the trail markers indicate, so that you can follow the creek downstream for a lengthy portion of the hike. You can also take a low-key trailhead right across the Blue Ridge Parkway from the Price Lake Parking Lot, which will spit you out on the BTF after about 50 yards.

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail and perfect length for a moderate loop. Some creek crossings and a hidden gem (waterfall) about halfway through. Great for the family!

hiking
6 months ago

It’s great for finding snakes

hiking
6 months ago

We enjoyed the variety of terrain on this trail, especially the creek crossings.

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