Julian Price Memorial Park

Blowing Rock, North Carolina 28605

Julian Price Memorial Park

Julian Price Memorial Park Professional Review and 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 second-largest picnic area, and its largest campground, with superb lakeside camping. Descriptions of the following trails are included: the Green Knob Trail, Boone Fork Trail and Price Lake Trail.

Cross the spillway bridge and dam of Sims Pond and turn left along the rhododendron-lined shoreline. The trail rises along the feeder stream through a long grove of towering hemlocks, sadly now dying or dead due to the hemlock woolly adelgid. The trail rises above the stream as the ka-thump of cars can be heard above on the Sims Creek Viaduct."

Julian Price Memorial Park Reviews

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This is a beautiful trail (Boone Fork). Lots of different scenery, from mountain meadows to creeks and small water falls. A lot of muddy spots so be aware. A very nice hike. Not too tough. Figure on about 2.5 hours leisurely pace.
(boone fork)This a good trail if you like water (about 17 creek crossings.) Lots of Mud after rain so bring your boots. (price lake) This hike is as easy as they come, may need boots, some muddy spots!

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Trail Information

Blowing Rock
Nearby City
1.4-4.9 miles
Several options
Trail Type
Easy to Difficult
Skill Level
USGS Boone. Download a parkway handout map of Price Park at the “Brochures” link on the Blue Ridge Parkway’s website (nps.gov/blri). Maps are also available at the Price Park Campground kiosk.
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Jul 2018