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Boone Fork Trail

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Length


5.4 Miles 8.7 Kilometers


583' 178 m

Ascent

-581' -177 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

3,526' 1,075 m

High

3,070' 936 m

Low

Shared By Eric Heistand

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Waterfalls, creek crossings, rhododendron tunnels, oh my! THE 5 mile Boone area classic.

Eric Heistand

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Swimming · Waterfall

Description

Roots, rocks, and rivers: The Boone Fork Trail is the must-hike loop in the area for experienced hikers. From the Price Lake Picnic Area parking lot (not to be confused with the Price Lake pullout or Price Lake Campground), cross the foot bridge near the bathroom and get ready for some fun! Most people hike the loop counter-clockwise.

The first three miles are all about the water. Hike through meadows, then rhododendron tunnels along Boone Fork. Expect some mud and wide trail erosion. Most other trail users are heading just 1 mile in to Hebron Falls, a worthy sidetrip.

The next 2 miles are just you and the ancient forest. Around the 2.5 mile mark, you'll drop into low gear for the slow and wet climb up Bee Tree Creek where there are too many creek crossings to count.

Top out at the meadow and blaze down perfect trail into Price Creek Campground. The trail will spit you out where you began. Didn't get enough? Consider linking this up with Green Knob Trail and Price Lake Loop for the Triple Crown!

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Nov 10, 2018
Brett D
Oct 12, 2018
Jeff Roark
Great hike; lots of water crossings, AMAZING waterfall, and diverse landscapes. 5.4mi
Oct 6, 2018
Ashli Youngblood
5.4mi
Sep 22, 2018
Catherine Thomas
5mi
Sep 4, 2018
Earl Wheeler
This was our most challenging hike of the year for my wife and me. It was gorgeous! Lots of challenges, not a whole lot of people.....beautiful!!!
Aug 18, 2018
Bruce Piercey
Hiked to Hebron falls and back 3.5mi
Aug 16, 2018
Michelle Martus
Longer than we thought 6mi
Aug 9, 2018
T S
5.4mi

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