Boone Fork Trail

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Boone Fork Trail is a 4.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Boone, North Carolina that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
633 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

Directions from Lenoir, NC: Travel SR 90 west for 7 miles. Turn right on SR 1368 and go 3 miles. Turn right onto Forest Service Road 2055.

1 day ago

One of the best trails I've ever scene.

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4 days ago

Gorgeous lots of Creek crossings roots and plant life.

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11 days ago

Loved this hike! We brought out dog and got caught in a rain shower. So fun. Be prepared to hike guys, it's not short! But so worth it!!

11 days ago

Wow! What a beautiful trail. Lots of different types of scenery along the way from open fields to rhododendron tunnels to huge boulders and a river. The middle section feels like you are in a lost world.

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15 days ago

Great trail with varied scenery. Multiple fun creek crossings. Large boulders in and near the water to stop and admire the scenery and have a snack. The trail had quite a bit of traffic as I believe other points of interest/trails may be accessed from the loop. I would do this one again!

17 days ago

Fun trail hike along meandering creek with lots of falls and opportunities to get your feet wet. This may be a harder trail for families with smaller kids but relatively easy for experienced hikers and teens. Recommend going clockwise and wear hiking boots. Lots of foot traffic in an early Sunday afternoon.

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17 days ago

Great terrain! As someone who enjoys solitude on trails I'd say that this one is heavily traveled- a family trail. We went clockwise to avoid the large crowds going in at first and that helped. All-in-all, wonderful scenery! A fun hike. Great swimming spots, lots of beautiful waterfalls. Would definitely go again!

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20 days ago

Great trail. We enjoyed it more by following the path off to the left and traversing the loop in a clockwise direction so the campground was first and the larger elevation changes were at the beginning. Then the trail criss crosses various streams several times before the climb down to Hebron Falls. Well maintained with beautiful meadows, dense rain forest, bridges and lots of water falls along a mystical trout stream.

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