Trails

Boone Fork Trail
Boone Fork Trail is a 5.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Boone, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
Distance:
5.2 miles
Milepost:
296.5
Elevation Gain:
528 feet
Route Type:
Loop
Difficulty:
Strenuous

Rough Ridge Trail
Rough Ridge Trail is actually a part of the larger 13.5-mile Tanawha Trail, but it is also a popular trail in its own right. Along the 0.8-mile steep uphill trail, hikers will come to a series of extraordinary stone overlooks and see long-range views of Grandfather Mountain, the Linn Cove Viaduct, and Linville Gorge. To hike this trail, start at Rough Ridge Overlook, Milepost 302.8, and follow the trail signs up the hill to the right of the parking area.
Distance:
2.2 miles
Milepost:
302.8
Elevation Gain:
708 feet
Route Type:
Out & Back
Difficulty:
Moderate

Beacon Heights Trail
Beacon Heights Trail is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Collettsville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
Distance:
0.6 miles
Milepost:
305.2
Elevation Gain:
147 feet
Route Type:
Out & Back
Difficulty:
Moderate

Tanawha Trail
Tanawha Trail from Price Lake is a 11.8 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Blowing Rock, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
Distance:
11.5 miles.
Milepost:
305.5
Elevation Gain:
2,208 feet
Route Type:
Point to Point
Difficulty:
Moderate

Flat Rock Trail
Flat Top Mountain Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Blowing Rock, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
Distance:
4.8 miles
Milepost:
308.2
Elevation Gain:
606 feet
Route Type:
Out & Back
Difficulty:
Easy

Chestoa View Trail
Chestoa View Loop Trail is a 0.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Marion, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is best used from April until October.
Distance:
0.9 miles
MIlepost:
320.8
Elevation Gain:
114 feet
Route Type:
Loop
Difficulty:
Easy

Duggers Creek Trail
Duggers Creek Falls Trail is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Newland, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
Distance:
0.4 miles
Milepost:
316.4
Elevation Gain:
82 feet
Route Type:
Out & Back
Difficulty:
Easy

Linville Gorge Trail
Linville Falls Trail is a 0.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Newland, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
Distance:
0.9 miles
Milepost:
316.4
Elevation Gain:
82 feet
Route Type:
Out & Back
Difficulty:
Easy

Linville Falls Trail
Linville Falls Trail is a 0.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Newland, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
Distance:
0.9 miles
Milepost:
316.4
Elevation Gain:
82 feet
Route Type:
Out & Back
Difficulty:
Moderate

Linn Cove Viaduct Access Trail
Linn Cove Viaduct Via Tanawha Trail is a 0.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Linville, 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 best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
Distance:
0.8 miles
Milepost:
304.4
Elevation Gain:
111 feet
Route Type:
Out & Back
Difficulty:
Easy

Crabtree Falls Trail
Crabtree Falls Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Marion, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
Distance:
206 miles
Milepost:
339.5
Elevation Gain:
577 feet
Route Type:
Loop
Difficulty:
Easy

Lost Cove Ridge Trail
Lost Cove Area Trails is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Collettsville, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.
Distance:
3.9 miles
Milepost:
350.4
Elevation Gain:
846 feet
Route Type:
Loop
Difficulty:
Moderate