Blowing Rock, NC Trails and Parks

Blowing Rock has 35 trails in the vicinity, including 20 hiking trails and 6 for mountain biking. These trails range from 0.7 to 75 miles in length. The most popular trails are Grandfather Mountain State Park and Attraction, Moses Cone Memorial Park and Blowing Rock: The Glen Burney Trail. Trails.com member Dale C. recently completed Boone Fork Falls.
  • Grandfather Mountain State Park and AttractionView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Blowing Rock, NC

    • Hiking  
    •  1.8-7 miles
    •  Guide

    Grandfather Mountain’s public image has evolved over the years. Once almost exclusively seen as a tourist attraction owned by noted North Carolinian ...

  • Julian Price Memorial ParkView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Blowing Rock, NC

    •  1.4-4.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Julian Price Memorial Park is one of the scenic high points of the Blue Ridge Park-way. Its 4,200 acres contain a golden 47-acre lake, the Parkway’s ...

  • Blue Ridge Parkway: Virginia State Line to Blowing RockView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Blowing Rock, NC

    • Scenic Drives  
    •  75 miles
    •  Guide

    A 75-mile section of the paved recreational Blue Ridge Parkway, which follows the scenic crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains from the Virginia ...

  • Blue Ridge Parkway ChallengeView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Blowing Rock, NC

    • Road Biking  
    •  49 miles
    •  Guide

    The Blue Ridge Parkway Challenge, suited for advanced and in-shape riders, is an out-and-back ride with spectacular views on this parkway built ...

  • Blowing Rock: The Glen Burney TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Blowing Rock, NC

    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    The Glen Burney Trail makes it easy to wander away from your lodging on quaint village streets to virgin timber and tumbling waterfalls. This ...

  • Moses Cone Memorial ParkView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Blowing Rock, NC

    •  0.8-6.6 miles
    •  Guide

    More than 25 miles of road-width carriage paths wander lightly on the land, creating easy avenues for carefree strolls. At times, they corkscrew ...

  • Tanawha Trail and Parkway at Grandfather Mountain-Mileposts 298.6-304.4View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Blowing Rock, NC

    • Hiking  
    •  0.3-3.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The Tanawha Trail—the Cherokee word means “great hawk” or “eagle”—lies along the entire length of the Grandfather Mountain “missing link” portion ...

  • Buckeye TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Blowing Rock, NC

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    "Buckeye was built with the whole family in mind." Elevation is gained slowly for the most part. Long, slow switchbacks follow the contours ...

  • Blowing Rock: Blowing Rock to RoseboroView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Blowing Rock, NC

    • Scenic Drives  
    •  26 miles
    •  Guide

    A 26-mile paved and gravel road from the busy resort town of Blowing Rock deep into the tranquil Pisgah National Forest and past the tiny communities ...

  • Julian Price Memorial Park-Mileposts 295.9-297.2View Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Blowing Rock, NC

    •  2.1-4.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Julian Price Memorial Park is one of the scenic high points of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Its 4,200 acres contain a golden 47-acre lake, the Parkway’s ...

  • Moses Cone Memorial Park-Mileposts 291.8-294.6View Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Blowing Rock, NC

    • Hiking  
    •  0.7-6.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Moses Cone Park’s 3,500 acres are quite simply one of the Parkway’s best places to pause—in part because Cone Park so well exemplifies the tourism ...

  • Moses Cone and Julian Price Memorial ParksView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Blowing Rock, NC

    • Birding  
    •  Guide

    Moses Cone Memorial Park was formed from the estate of textile magnate Moses Cone and includes 25 miles of 2 percent grade carriage trails and ...

  • Appalachian Ski Mountain ResortView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Blowing Rock, NC

    •  Trails: 2 Easy, 4 Moderate, 3 Difficult
    •  Guide

    Appalachian is located a few miles from Boone and is equidistant from nearby alpine giants Beech and Sugar Mountains. The resort was designed ...

  • Blue Ridge Parkway-Julian Price Memorial Park CampgroundView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Blowing Rock, NC

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    As the Blue Ridge Parkway’s largest campground, this place is huge! They have a lovely lake, boat rentals, lots of hiking trails, an amphitheatre, ...

  • Boone Fork TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Blowing Rock, NC

    • Hiking  
    •  3 hours
    •  5.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Whether you have an RV, school bus, or are an individual wanting to hike, the lovely Julian Price Picnic Area has plenty of parking. The trail ...

  • Bass Lake Loop TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Blowing Rock, NC

    • Hiking  
    •  30 minutes
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    Just outside the quaint little town of Blowing Rock, in a remote access area of Moses Cone Memorial Park, is the Bass Lake Loop Trail. As the ...

  • Glen Burney TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Blowing Rock, NC

    • Hiking  
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Found within a wonderful garden-style park in the heart of Blowing Rock, the Glen Burney Trail makes a bee line nearly due south as it follows ...

  • Price Lake Loop TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Blowing Rock, NC

    • Hiking  
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Your dog will love you for this hike, and you can give yourself a pat on the head as well for embarking on this trail. Price Lake Trail encircles ...

  • Price Lake TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Blowing Rock, NC

    • Hiking  
    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  2.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Price Lake is the ideal spot for the Blue Ridge Parkway fall leaf enthusiast who generally isn’t inclined to get out of the car—but in a fit ...

  • Moses Cone Park — Trout Lake Carriage TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Blowing Rock, NC

    • Hiking  
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  3.6 miles
    •  Guide

    And now, for a different kind of mountain hiking experience; but first, a little history. Imagine being crazy rich from textile manufacturing ...

  • Price Park CampgroundView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Blowing Rock, NC

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    High in the forests of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Julian Price Memorial Park offers good camping and plenty of activities that don’t involve an ...

  • Benson HollowView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Blowing Rock, NC

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This 5.5-mile loop inside Boone Fork Recreation Area can be pieced together with some trails that bisect the main loop. The doubletrack portion ...

  • Short YanceyView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Blowing Rock, NC

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    You pay your money up front for this ride; that means starting out with an unrelenting 3.2-mile climb. But such pain buys you a buffet of downhills ...

  • Long YanceyView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Blowing Rock, NC

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  3 to 5 hours
    •  17 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail offers you everything you can handle and more. It starts with Short Yancey’s long, brutal climb, then throws in some even nastier ...

  • Lower China CreekView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Blowing Rock, NC

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    If you start your ride from Blowing Rock, the length of this ride can be nearly doubled, and the elevation change becomes significant. It's ...