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Trail

1.6 mile 2.5 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 653' 199 m
Descent: -183' -56 m
High: 3,867' 1,179 m
Low: 3,220' 981 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Trail shared by Eric Heistand

Boone's Community Trail. The closest in-town hike. A perfect lunch loop up Howard Knob.

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Features Fall Colors · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Private property surrounds this trail. Please stay on the trail. Boone United Methodist Church created this trail to be enjoyed by the whole community. Day time usage only, no camping.

Description

Short but stout. The BUT Loop begins and ends at Boone United Methodist Church. Look for the trail kiosk at the end of the parking lot, across from playground. Proceed over the footbridge and past the Boy Scout shelter. At the small meadow with the cross and fire pit, the trail picks up again on the far left corner.

Up, up, and away you go! Enjoy the mature hardwood forest and let the hum of town life disappear below you. At just over a mile, the trail splits and forms an upper loop (Loft Loop). Future trail construction will add another loop off of the Loft. Note: The trail does not summit Howard Knob.

Flora & Fauna

Keep your eyes peeled for deer and turkey amidst the beautiful hardwood forest.

Contacts

Land Manager: Blue Ridge Conservancy

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Nov 11, 2018
Tara Mahler
Oct 13, 2018
John LL
Wet from the rain today but nice trail
Sep 5, 2018
Brent Hill
1.5mi
Apr 17, 2018
Dave Kammerer
Jun 1, 2017
Elliot McMillan
1.6mi
Apr 15, 2017
John Misenheimer
Beautiful and peaceful hike in the woods. Can't wait for the project to be finished.

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  4.8 from 4 votes

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Bobbie Smythe
Boone, NC
Bobbie Smythe   Boone, NC
Great trail through beautiful woods. Park at the church and follow the directions above. GPS takes you to the Boy Scout shelter, but there is no parking there. Follow the red blazes on the trees. Even with the leaves down the trail is clear. Be warned, the trail goes UP and is quite steep but there are few roots and rocks. Can't wait until it connects with Howard's Knob!!! One of my favorite in-the-city hikes. No need to get on the Blue Ridge Parkway to access it! Nov 1, 2018

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