Hiking & Biking


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

High Gravity Adventures is the ultimate zipline tour & aerial family adventure park fun zone - zip, climb & swing, for kids, teens & adults! Soar through the trees on our High Altitude Zip Tour featuring 5 zip lines, a sky bridge, dual zips, and an awesome optional simulated free fall. Pick your challenge at the High Country’s only aerial adventure park with 3 high and low climbing courses for all different ages and abilities. The Blue Ridge Course, Ninja Ground Course and Kids Foothills Course have combined over 75 elements to test your limits. End your fun with a thrilling ride on the Giant Swing! Perfect for the entire family to do together. Birthday party packages, Specials, and Tweetsie Railroad ticket and passholder discounts available.

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.

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.