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Boone Fork Trail

 24 votes

Length

5.4 Miles 8.7 Kilometers

94%

Runnable

Singletrack

Elevation

583' 178 m

Ascent

-581' -177 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

3,526' 1,075 m

High

3,070' 936 m

Low

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Minor Issues 34 days ago
Snowy - light snow, minimal ice, mud towards the beginning of the loop. History

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Waterfalls, creek crossings, rhododendron tunnels, oh my! THE 5 mile Boone area classic.

Eric Heistand

Overview

Features: River/Creek — Swimming — Waterfall
Dogs: Leashed

Runner Notes

Expect some wetness and mud most of the year. Avoid on a big rain cycle.

Description

Roots, rocks, and rivers: The Boone Fork Trail is the must-run loop in the area for experienced runners. From the Price Lake Picnic Area parking lot (not to be confused with the Price Lake pullout or Price Lake Campground), cross the foot bridge near the bathroom and get ready for some fun! Most people run the loop counter-clockwise.

The first three miles are all about the water. Run through meadows, then rhododendron tunnels along Boone Fork. Expect some mud and wide trail erosion. Most other trail users are heading just 1 mile in to Hebron Falls, a worthy sidetrip.

The next 2 miles are just you and the ancient forest. Around the 2.5 mile mark, you'll drop into low gear for the slow and wet climb up Bee Tree Creek where there are too many creek crossings to count.

Top out at the meadow and blaze down perfect trail into Price Creek Campground. The trail will spit you out where you began. Didn't get enough? Consider linking this up with Green Knob Trail and Price Lake Loop for the Triple Crown!

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Jul 17, 2017
Brandon Thomas
Started at the Holloway Mountain Trailhead and headed north a mile to the BFT, for just under 7 miles round trip. 6.9mi
Jun 8, 2017
Caroline Miller
Ran entire 5.5 miles in 50 minutes in preparation for Collegiate Peaks hike thru. Pushed me in only one part, but manageable overall. Will do again!

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  4.6 from 24 votes

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