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Best trails in Blowing Rock

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Looking for a great trail near Blowing Rock, North Carolina? AllTrails has 24 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Grandfather Mountain State Park or Elk Knob State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Julian Price Memorial Park or Moses H Cone Memorial Park. Ready for some activity? There are 11 moderate trails in Blowing Rock ranging from 2.2 to 11.8 miles and from 3,359 to 4,681 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Blowing Rock
Top trails (24)
#1 - Tanawha Trail from Rough Ridge Trailhead
Grandfather Mountain State Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
Tanawha Trail from Rough Ridge Trailhead is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Blowing Rock, North Carolina that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. Show more
#2 - Hebron Falls via Boone Fork Trail
Julian Price Memorial Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 12 m
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".Show more
#3 - Daniel Boone Scout Trail to Calloway Peak
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 4 h 11 m
Dogs: Although dogs are allowed on the trail, this trail contains ladders that dogs cannot climb. If your dog is not small enough to lift, it is not recommended to bring a pet on this route. You willShow more
#4 - Flat Top Mountain Trail
Moses H Cone Memorial Park
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 21 m
Fairly easy trail that takes you along a few switchbacks and a nice walk along one of the parks many meadows. It begins at Flat Top Manor and along the way is short detour to Cone Cemetery. The trail Show more
#5 - Glen Burney Trail
Pisgah National Forest
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 23 m
Note: Easy going to the falls - mostly flat and downhill. Watch your footing, as there are a lot of exposed roots and rocks that can catch your foot. Visible houses along the first half of the trail, Show more
#6 - Green Knob Loop
Julian Price Memorial Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
Little traveled trail with two entrances off the Blue Ridge Parkway that includes Sims Creek as well as Sims Pond.Show more
#7 - Flat Rock View via Nuwati and Cragway Trail
Grandfather Mountain State Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
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 Show more
#8 - Price Lake Loop Trail
Julian Price Memorial Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 56 m
Beautiful walk around a mountain lake, lots of obvious beaver activity. The Price Lake Loop Trail circles a beautiful mountain lake. This is a good hike for anyone due to the short distance and flatShow more
#9 - Rich Mountain Carriage Trail
Moses H Cone Memorial Park
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 2 h 56 m
Rich Mountain Carriage-Moses Cone Memorial Park-Blue Ridge Parkway is about is located near Blowing Rock, North Carolina. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 1-3 hours. This is one of thShow more
#10 - Cone Manor to Bass Lake Trail
Moses H Cone Memorial Park
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 2 h 50 m
Cone Manor to Bass Lake Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Blowing Rock, North Carolina that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activShow more
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