Flat Rock View via Nuwati and Cragway Trail

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Grandfather Mountain State Park

Flat Rock View via Nuwati and Cragway Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Blowing Rock, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length3.5 miElevation gain1,046 ftRoute typeOut & back
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Steep hike with nice vistas. Boulders and crags offer elevated views of the Boone Fork area. Trail links Nuwati and Daniel Boone Scout trails, making a nice loop hike passing through rhododendron and blueberry thickets. Cragway is a steep, strenuous hike with grand vistas. Boulders and crags offer elevated views of the Boone Fork area. This trail links Nuwati and Daniel Boone Scout trails, making a nice loop hike passing through rhododendron and blueberry thickets. Two notable outcropping views are at Top Crag view and Flat Rock View (just before you reach the Scout trail). Nice connector hike.

Parking is ample at the Boone Fork Parking area. Hiking and Camping permits are free and mandatory. Hikers and campers must be able to produce a valid permit when on state park trails or campsites. This permit system ensures safety for hikers and helps us protect the natural resource. Hikers and campers must leave the white copy of the permit in the permit box located at the trail head and keep the yellow copy in their possession.

Grandfather Mountain, (800) 468-7325 or (704) 733-2013. The state park office is open Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Contact the office during business hours or after hours, leave a message and they'll return your call as soon as possible: 828.963.9522. You may also email at grandfather.mountain@ncparks.gov

Starting from the Boone Fork Parking area on the Blue Ridge Parkway at MM 300 at elevation of 3905 feet, take the trail to the left of the parking area, then left on the Tanawha trail for a walk over a high bridge and to the permit station. Take the Nuwati trail to the right for 0.6 mi, then turn left at the Cragway TH, which ends at the Daniel Boone Scout Trail.

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Dennis Tracy
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Add 5 minutes. Forgot to start recording on the way down.

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Carrie Jacobs
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My husband and I only had a few hours this morning but wanted to take advantage of the nice weather. We parked at the Boone Fork Parking Area, took the Daniel Boone Scout Trail to the lookout then took Cragway Trail to the Nuwati Trail and then back to parking. It was a nice hike and we took our two big dogs, who handled the trail well. Definitely a tougher trail with elevation but worth it. Nice views without a super long hike. It was very wet but it had also poured all day the day before.

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Mark Powell
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I took Cragway and continued to Daniel Boone trail to Calloway Peak. The views from Cragway are outstanding! Beautiful hike. highly recommend.

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Todd Larson
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Great Trail but very icy on Trail up due to cold weather. View from Flat Rock was amazing! Phone went from fully charged to dead in 30 minutes so lost my recording but was a beautiful day! Took Nuwati up and took Boone Scout to Tanawha down to mix it up.

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Alex B.
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Muddy! Tread carefully. Rewarding hike.

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Lee Carrozza
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Parker Reposa
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Wet and muddy. Pretty tree’d in and the View at the was just okay!

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Ravindra Gupta
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Nice trail. Very different than Profile trail. Enjoyed the hike.

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Ma Ed
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frank cottrill
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the trail is 2.1 miles to flat rock view. makes for a 4.2 mile round trip hike.

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Dusty Williams
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Nice easy hike.

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Sarah Szopinski
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Beautiful hike. Recommend going up Cragway and down Daniel Boone for the loop. We extended to Callaway peak. The last half mile was still snowy and icy especially by the ladders. Didn’t have much views on a foggy day but it was a blast.

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Jonathan Szopinski
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Good hike. Muddy, but most of the snow is melted.

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Cale Knopf
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Still good snow coverage and plenty of ice. We had crampons that were a savior. Loved the trail. Great overlooks and beautiful paths.

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Nicholas Ostfeld
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Did this hike today! There was light snow at the bottom and gradually got thicker. Getting to the trail was tricky. Take a left before going over the foot bridge. You’ll know you hit the trail when you see the registration booth. Mid day the snow melts and it can get muddy at times. Over all it was amazing!

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Laila Ghasseminia
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Absolutely beautiful trail! Snowy and a bit icy so use lots of caution but overall a great and not too challenging for an experienced hiker :)

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Teresa G
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A good hike just before sunset.

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Kelsey Nyce
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Great hike!! Awesome views on the way up.

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Emily Whitlock
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pretty trail with several beautiful overlooks, steep toward the end but worth the effort

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Josh Poth
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Brennan Lincoln
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Great views, went up the left side. A little wet coming down the right side. Missed peak foliage by a week.

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Andy Holt
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Shawn Lapp
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Lots of slush/ ice past the first mile. Windy at the peak. Bring waterproof shoes or come in the dry season

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Greg Tyree
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Dorothy Dupree
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Fun trail. Did as a loop with Daniel Boone. Wear waterproof hiking boots... your dry feet will thank you later!

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