“Waterfalls, creek crossings, rhododendron tunnels, oh my! THE 5 mile Boone area classic.”
— Eric Heistand
River/Creek · Swimming · Waterfall
Expect some wetness and mud most of the year. Avoid on a big rain cycle.
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!