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

nature trips

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.

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6 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/

hiking
10 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.

hiking
12 days ago

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

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14 days ago

hiking
15 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!

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

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

hiking
20 days ago

Great trail, well marked.

hiking
21 days ago

21 days ago

Good for the soul!

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22 days ago

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22 days ago

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27 days ago

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27 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.

hiking
29 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Varied terrain, beautiful river, forest, waterfalls, giant rock outcroppings.

1 month ago

Beautiful!
Be sure to NOT proceed over the long metal bridge that takes you off the boone fork trail! --missed the marker on our side of the river which was overgrown with briars!

hiking
1 month ago

Warning DO NOT GO WITH ONE POWER ADE OR ONE WATER