The Boone Fork Trail provides a super scenic 5-mile loop hike at Julian Price Park along the Blue Ridge Parkway – just 12 miles from Sugar Mountain. This trail takes you along and across cascading creeks, through open pastures filled with wildflowers, between large rock boulders and underneath tunnels of rhododendron. Stop by several small waterfalls including Hebron Falls. This is one of the top trails in the High Country of North Carolina for its variety.
While the trail is not overly strenuous with just a few uphill sections (gains about 500 feet in elevation), it provides a great workout as you negotiate roots, muddy sections and rocks. Wear sturdy hiking shoes! The trail is especially challenging after heavy rain that creates mud and higher water in creeks that you rock hop across many times.