Boone Fork Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, NC


Recently Eileen and I spent a few days camping at the Julian Price Park
on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, North Carolina.

While there, we also took a hike on the Boone Fork Trail. This trail actually runs
through the campground, but the “official” trailhead is at the picnic area.

The trail is a 5.5 mile loop and is rated moderate to strenuous on the National Park Service literature.
There is considerably more moderate than strenuous. It took about 3 hours and we stopped several times to enjoy the beauty.
The rhodedendrons were in bloom and there were many waterfalls.
Much of the trail is wooded, but there were also pasture lands and open valleys.

We saw chipmunks, squirrels, deer and a variety of birds in the area.

When we finished the hike we had a picnic lunch by the stream. We highly recommend this hike if you are in the area.













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