Hebron Falls via Boone Fork Trail

MODERATE 152 reviews

Hebron Falls via Boone Fork Trail is a 2.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Blowing Rock, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
114 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

muddy

rocky

This trail can also be made into a loop by following the Boone Fork Trail past the falls. This route is also on AllTrails as "Boone Fork Trail".

1 month ago

Nice trail, beautiful scenery!

hiking
2 months ago

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.

hiking
3 months ago

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.

4 months ago

Beautiful hike with great water features along the way!

5 months ago

My kids and I love this trail.

If you’re wanting to see Hebron Falls just go ahead and do the entire Boone Fork Trail backward, so you save the falls for close to the end. Nobody likes a there a back hike as much as a loop anyway, right?

hiking
6 months ago

This is a great kid friendly and dog friendly trail. As has been mentioned before, it's part of the Boone Fork Trail Loop. Starting from the picnic grounds, you go to the right on the Boone Fork Trail from the trail sign near the restrooms. At one point, you come to a nice metal bridge going over the creek. Do not take the bridge, stay to the left. Shortly after that you will hear falls and see trails going down to the river with beautiful pools just right for wading. Make sure the kids bring their bathing suits because it's very kid-friendly here. The falls aren't spectacular, but the beauty and easy access make this a great hike!

6 months ago

I should have realized this trail is actually a portion of the Boone Fork Trail, which we’d already done. It is an awesome hike though. We took our boys, ages 7 and 9, and 2 dogs. Be sure to let the kids wear bathing suits, as they’ll have a blast playing in the river. The trail is not marked as Hebron Falls though. You’ll just follow Boone Fork Trail to the right at the sign in the Price parking area, where there are restrooms.

6 months ago

Nice walk

hiking
6 months ago

beautiful views

6 months ago

We loved this trail! It was shaded all the way, beautiful with lots of little areas to relax by the river. Our five year old did well and we didn’t find it to strenuous for him at all. Great “pay out” for kids!

6 months ago

Ok this trail was awesome!! So scenic and no too strenuous. BUT it was sooo hard to find we almost gave up. The picnic Julian price (or whatever) picnic area that maps will take you to has 3 trailheads. Theres a sign and the boone fork trail will be straight ahead. Take the trail to your immediate right once you are in the field. You should pass by a sign that says Old Lake on it and you should be following the river downstream. That is how you get to Hebron Rock Falls! Watch out for snakes as well once on the rocks. Get hikin’!

hiking
7 months ago

Had a great time with all the views, creek crossings and water falls! Going to get your feet wet for sure! Worse issue is trail needs some TLC. Erosion is rampant.

8 months ago

Super fun. Not hard AT ALL. just watch your footing. The rocks can be super slick. I’m seen so pretty bad injuries out here (both humans and dogs).

hiking
9 months ago

Very pretty waterfalls. Highly recommend it. I would say this trail is moderate and strenuous going back up.

9 months ago

Awesome trail, there are some slick rocks so be careful

9 months ago

Fantastic hike with great falls. Trail is hard to find (not well marked). Entrance is off the picnic area.

9 months ago

excellent adventure. beautiful water falls. we hiked down from the Hebron Falls sign to the bottom of the falls and climbed the boulders back up to the top. some of the rock climbing can be slippery and there are several dangerous spots if caution isn't used. but totally manageable and remarkably beautiful.

10 months ago

Very nice moderate hike. The falls are beautiful. Wear correct footwear, areas are slippery and trail can be very muddy after rain. Great outing to pack a lunch and carry it on your back.

hiking
11 months ago

Fun rock climbing experience for sure. Wouldn’t recommend taking dogs, they may slip and fall easily. Make sure you wear shoes with good grip. Would be really fun to do when it’s warm outside.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

I love this trail.

hiking
Saturday, December 09, 2017

Favorite trail in Boone area!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Very muddy right now, wear shoes you don’t mind getting dirty and have nonslip soles. Very pretty, even though most colorful leaves have fallen.

hiking
Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Loved the waterfalls.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Beautiful trail. The falls are amazing. The hike was pretty easy.

hiking
Sunday, October 08, 2017

This is one of my favorite all time hikes. Easy to moderate hike and once you get to the rocks it’s really beautiful.

hiking
Sunday, October 08, 2017

This is actually part of the Boone Fork Loop trail. Located just off the BRPKWY across from Julian Price Lake. There is plenty of parking and picnic areas. There are bathrooms right next to the parking lot. You can either hike out and back to Hebron Rocks or continue past them and do the full loop. The trail was fairly level and had lots of different scenic points along the way. Hebron Rocks is a large, beautiful outcropping with waterfalls. We just hiked out and back. Took about 3 hours. Would definitely go again.

hiking
Monday, September 11, 2017

Had a nice peaceful hike with my wife. very scenic and nice changes in terrain.

hiking
Monday, August 07, 2017

Great hike!

hiking
Sunday, July 30, 2017

It was too fun to rock jump up to the top and sit under a rock with a waterfall right beside us. My dog loved it! Great workout.

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