Hiking in Boone, NC
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RootsRated explores the best hiking trails in Boone. From quick hikes to all-day epics, let our experts help you find the perfect trails. Our destinations are chosen by outdoors experts who live and play in Boone, so you’re sure to find the top adventures and maybe even a few local secrets!
Profile Trail to Calloway Peak offers a base to summit hike on Grandfather Mountain. It is an intermediate yet rewarding 7.1-miles round trip (4-5 hours) for adventure hikers and casual walkers alike. With over 2,000ft elevation gain and stunning views from Calloway’s Peak (5,946 feet above sea level), this is a hike every visitor to the Boone area should experience.
North Carolina's High County harbors some of the state’s most cherished natural wonders. Filled with scenic vistas and charming small towns, this mountainous section of the state offers an idyllic weekend escape.
Long overshadowed by the Appalachian Trail and Virginia Creeper, the Iron Mountain Trail is begging to be ridden.
The Boone Fork Trail is one of the crown jewels of the High Country, leading through rhododendron tunnels alongside crystal clear streams.
Elk Knob is not only North Carolina's newest state park, but it's been a longtime favorite hiking destination for Boone locals for years.
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