Nuwati Trail

MODERATE 26 reviews

Nuwati Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Blowing Rock, North Carolina that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
626 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Nuwati or "medicine" in the Cherokee language follows an old logging road. It's easy and rocky, ending at Storyteller's Rock and a great view of the Boone area. Trail has stream crossings, big-tooth aspens and offers campsites. This trail follows the track of an old logging road. It's an easy but rocky hike, ending at Storyteller's Rock and a spectacular view of the Boone area. There are stream crossings, a solitary stand of big-tooth aspens and reminders of logging days gone by.

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21 days ago

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25 days ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Nice, easy out and back hike to Storyteller's Rock. Will definitely do again when leaves fall. Add this one to the Cragway Trail and head back down D.B. Scout Trail for a good loop.

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1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Nuwati means medicine....good name. The trail is an easy walk, peaceful and soothing. The weather was particularly fine this hike which only enhanced the overall beauty. There were some few scrambles especially at the last creek crossing...not a problem at all for the young but for the more seasoned hikers, more caution was needed.
Storyteller rock is an awesome sight. Absolutely huge! And quite the scramble to get up but the views were fantastic.
Just a great great hike.

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

If you are young and in good shape, you will find this trail mildly challenging until the end. Then, you'll need to clamber up over some steep rocks to get to the view, but it's worth it. If you're middle-aged and out of shape like I am, bring good shoes and water because it's a decent challenge. I'm happy I hiked this trail, but my legs are sore this morning!

3 months ago

definitely not an easy walk...be prepared for some wet rocky sections. It is fun and pretty

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

6 months ago

7 months ago

Fairly easy trail, you can run all the way down on the descent. When you get to storytellers you'll see some kick ass panoramic views.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Great fall leaf walk out to the Boone Bowl view. Climb the rocks behind Storytellers Rock for the view.

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Monday, September 05, 2016

we did the hike together with my husband and our dog. we picked this hike over other hikes because it was dog friendly and would also be easy for our dog. Wasnt an easy hike which gets boring. the trail was pretty rocky to make the whole hike interesting. the streams of water once in a while were bonus as well. at the end we had a little bit difficulty to find the Storyteller's Rock but it was worth to keep on trying finding it (yes, it is that huge rock pile that you should climb - there could be a better signing there to make it clear what to do to reach the Storyteller's Rock). the view from Storyteller's Rock was so gergous. we had our breakfast there. would definitely recommend it.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Great trail with connections on backside of grandfather mountain. Definitely more to explore but not too difficult

Friday, August 05, 2016

Also think moderate would be better. Great hike to take is take Nuwati > Cragway > Daniel Boone Scout Trail. About a five mile loop.

hiking
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Definitely wouldn't label this one as easy. Rocky and rooty but fun nonetheless. Definitely climb to the top of storyteller rock for the view.