Our Favorite Hikes

The High Country is home to thousands of trails and breathtaking views. For experienced hikers and newcomers, Boone offers adventure for all. We've compiled some of our favorite adventures here. Need more hiking suggestions? Stop in the store for a FREE MAP and to hear about our favorite trails.

Boone Fork Trail

Get to know this 5.2-mile loop trail near Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 2 h 2 min to complete. This is a very popular area for birding and hiking, so you'll likely encounter other people while exploring. The best times to visit this trail are March through October. Dogs are welcome.

Grayson Highlands

Head out on this 2.3-mile loop trail near Mouth of Wilson, Virginia. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 1 h 2 min to complete. Grayson Highlands has wonderful views as well as wild ponies.

Roan Mountain

Roan Mountain is not one mountain, but a five-mile ridgetop that ranges in elevation from a lofty 6,286 ft. at Roan High Knob to a low of 5,500 ft. at Carver’s Gap. The 16 mile hike from Carvers Gap to 19E is one of the best hikes in the Carolinas!