Hiking, Biking & Climbing


AREA HIKING

From the Appalachian Trail to the Blue Ridge Parkway, hiking trails abound in the Blowing Rock area. There is even a waterfall trail adjacent to downtown. Click the link for details, trail maps, and great links to official sites for trail networks.

FOOTSLOGGERS

Footsloggers Outdoors Established 1971. Open year-round. Full line of hiking boots; newly expanded selection of women's footwear; camping gear and accessories; dog accessories; sunglasses; clothing for outdoor activities and travel. We will keep you cool during the summer and warm during the winter!

GLEN BURNEY TRAIL

Trailhead located inside Annie Cannon Memorial Gardens. The 1.6 mile out-and-back trail features a series of waterfalls: Cascades, Glen Burney and Glen Marie (sometimes called Glen Mary). The route descends several hundred feet into John's River Gorge. It is suspected that the trail dates back to at least the late 1800s, and may have been used earlier by Native American hunters. ***Please note that the trail is adjacent to private property, and show courtesy concerning signage and property notifications.***

HIGH GRAVITY ADVENTURES ZIP LINE & AERIAL PARK

Welcome to the newest adventure experience in the High Country. Get harnessed up and climb your way through 75 different aerial challenges ranging from 15-50 feet off the ground. Whether you are a seasoned adventurer or in need of an introduction to the vertical world, High Gravity Adventures is where you belong. We offer active outdoor adventure for individuals, couples, families and groups of all kinds. Individual tickets range from $19 to $49 and Season Passes are available for ages 4 and up. High Gravity Adventures is open March through November. See our website for hours and more information on the vertical world!

JULIAN PRICE MEMORIAL PARK

Julian Price Memorial Park can be found on the Blue Ridge Parkway, just 5 miles from Blowing Rock. Here, you can camp, hike, canoe, picnic, fish, or simply stand and take in the beauty to be found at Price Lake.

LINVILLE FALLS

Hiking, campground and picnic area. Trail to overlooks of falls and gorge. Falls are located within the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area and are among largest falls in the region. Climbing in the gorge is prohibited.

MOSES CONE MEMORIAL PARK

25 miles of preserved Carriage Trails wind through the estate that once belonged to "Denim King" Moses Cone and his wife, Bertha. Wander the trails, fish at Bass and Trout Lakes, see the historic mansion, and hike up to the top of Flat Top Mountain to see the Cone family cemetery plots and breathtaking views of the area.

RHODDIE BICYCLE OUTFITTERS

Rhoddie Bicycle Outfitters is a full service bicycle shop. We offer sales, rentals, guide services, repairs, and fitting services. We provide all the gear necessary to fully enjoy the cycling opportunities this region has to offer. We have bikes and gear for road, mountain, gravel, pathway, and kids bicycling. Rhoddie also offers complimentary ride maps and route planning at our map kiosk, located in the shop. Blowing Rock is the perfect hub for a Blue Ridge cycling adventure and we are here to provide everything needed to fully enjoy the ride.

RIVER & EARTH ADVENTURES

Whitewater rafting, caving, hiking, canoeing, rentals, kayaking, guided day trips, and paddling school with ACA certified instructors. We offer all adventures with the option of an eco-ed twist! Guides are trained by the state of NC as environmental educators. This is an owner-operated business dedicated to providing quality recreational activities including top-of-the-line equipment, organic lunches and free photos.

ROCK DIMENSIONS

Outdoor Climbing Tower in downtown Boone. Half- and Full day Rock Climbing trips with experienced, PCIA certified guides. Fun for families and all ages! No experience necessary! The Discovery Course in Blowing Rock is a High Ropes/Challenge Course with exciting Zipline and Giant Swing exits! Guided Caving trips in TN and Summer Adventure Day Camps.