Explore the most popular hiking trails near Blowing Rock with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

on Rough Ridge

hiking
2 days ago

Great hike to some amazing views!

8 days ago

Took about 1.5 hours round trip with some rest breaks. Wouldn’t call it easy - some flat spots but mostly steady incline. Coming back was a breeze, all downhill. The payoff view is great but you really do have to climb up some rocks to get to it. Reco hiking boots or shoes rather than sneakers but it’s still doable.

We didn’t research this trail so were a little taken aback by a couple of steep declines - wouldn’t recommend for someone with really bad knees. Took about 2 hours with several rest breaks. Great diversity of views - meadows like Sound of Music, streamside canopies. Would do it again, but do a little more stretching beforehand!

Sims pond loop is a nice short loop with minor elevation change. circles around the pond and under the brp, up across green knob and back to the parking lot. nice

super easy, super popular, beautiful views any season!

hiking
12 days ago

What seemed like forever to get to the top was well worth it! Easy well groomed walkway.

Nice hike on a beautiful Wednesday. We saw the bridge across Boone Forks a few weeks back so decided to try coming at the falls by a different route. Took Rich Mountain trail to the MST down to Hebron Falls. Nice hike but all uphill on the way back. Makes for a good workout

Nice trail to run.

hiking
16 days ago

Short hike, but the view was incredible, well worth the 15 minute effort up it.

Did this hike with my dad recently and we had a fantastic time! The weather was perfect and we did the Nuwati trail to the Cragway trail to Daniel Boone up to Calloway Peak and back down to the Boone Fork Parking Lot via Daniel Boone. I think it totaled around 9 miles doing it that way according to the fitbit, tough day, but I wouldn’t change a thing. The Cragway trail was harder than Daniel Boone, but the challenge was well worth it.
Definitely going back again.

on Price Park Campground

17 days ago

Short walk but it connects to other trails.

Great hike. Awesome workout. Nice views

on Rough Ridge

17 days ago

Beautiful hike for a nice, clear day.

Not recommend if it’s wet, snow or ice. Quite a few people have fallen to their deaths here. Be smart.

One of my favorites. Great workout.

Not recommended if you are weary of heights. There are some very high ladders you have to climb.

on Bass Lake Loop Trail

17 days ago

Easy. Scenic and BUSY. Wouldn’t recommend this place durning tourist season.

on Trout Lake Loop Trail

17 days ago

Quick. Easy. Quite.

Less popular than bass like and not a lot of crowds like at bass

on Price Lake Loop Trail

17 days ago

Pretty. Easy. Super popular so If u are looking for something secluded I’d pick a different hike

on Hebron Rock Colony Trail

17 days 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).

on Green Knob Trail

17 days ago

Quick easy hike.

For a more difficult hike do start by the pond. Walk across the BRP and start there. The first mile is uphill and a much better workout.

on Glen Burney Trail

17 days ago

Steep hike. I never see anyone of this trail. It’s nice because it’s close to town and very beautiful

on Bass Lake Loop Trail

23 days ago

Great place to relax. Very flat and easy scroll.

23 days ago

Nice steady incline..

hiking
24 days ago

Enjoyed this hike. I thought the trail could have been BLAZED better. The ladders are very nice and the view is awesome. The plane wreckage from the 1970s was neat to see. This was my wife’s second hike and she did great. I will hike it again.

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

People should not bring dogs on this trail!. Some paths were very narrow and easy to fall. I have hiked in Oregon, California, Arizona, Australia, and New Zealand. I think this trail was moderate. Watch out for hidden stumps!!!

hiking
1 month ago

Trail was very nice. Hikers and horseback riders were very friendly. Manor mansion view was spectacular.

hiking
1 month ago

Short trail around a campground, not much to see. Although connects to a couple bigger trails with cooler things along the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy, flat, and short hike around a lake.

One of my favorite hikes in Boone. The view at the top is fantastic!!

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