Julian Price Park
Boone Fork Trail

Pictures taken by: Amanda Tsiukes
Page created by:  John Ostrander

Trail Description:  The Boone Fork Trail is a great trail to spend the afternoon hiking on. There are places to picnic at the beginning of the trail and the trail runs right through Price Park Campground. The trail is named for the Fork River that runs along side of the trail for over a mile. There are many stream crossings, so be prepared to get a little wet if it just rained. This is a very cool trail and a must do if you live in the area. You can access this trail at Mile post 395 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Directions: From Boone; Take US-321 towards Blowing Rock, turn right onto the Blue Ridge Parkway on-ramp, turn left (south) onto the Blue Ridge Parkway, trailhead in Julian Price Park at milepost 296.5.

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Rating Explanation:
This trail is a more moderate trail that takes you by the Boone Fork River.  The trail has some steep climbs and can be a little rocky at points.
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Boone Fork Trail
Loop Trail

One Way
4.88 mi.
901 ft.
-901 ft.
3,082 ft.
3,558 ft.
Only at Campground
Yes, Wells, Creeks
Round Trip
3.40 mi.
808 ft.
-808 ft.

Resources: Items in Green are Downloadable

Google Earth Trail File (.kml)
Google Earth Park File (.kml)

Suggested Resources:

National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map #783

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