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blue Boone Fork Trail

Trail

5.4 mile 8.7 kilometer loop
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 583' 178 m
Descent: -581' -177 m
High: 3,526' 1,075 m
Low: 3,070' 936 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Eric Heistand

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

Eric Heistand

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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Jul 9, 2019
Andrea Turner
Jul 5, 2019
eric pulaski
with 30# ruck 5.4mi — 1h 59m
Jul 4, 2019
Kathleen Muylle
Started from Boone Fork parking lot. 3mi
Jul 4, 2019
Nick Reese
Jun 22, 2019
Emily Faas
5.2mi — 3h 30m
Jun 16, 2019
Stephen Weyant
2h 30m
Jun 13, 2019
Jacqueline Sinicrope
Cool day, great hike. Walked trail counter clockwise- not as enjoyable. 5.4mi — 1h 20m
Apr 29, 2019
Jennifer Marquardt
Just a quick out-and-back to Hebron Falls. 3.9mi — 1h 40m

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