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The Boone United Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (7)

Boone's Community Trail. The closest in-town hike. A perfect lunch loop up Howard Knob.


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Map Key

1.6

Miles

2.5

KM

Point to Point

3,867' 1,179 m

High

3,220' 981 m

Low

653' 199 m

Up

183' 56 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Private property surrounds this trail. Please stay on the trail. Boone United Methodist Church created this trail to be enjoyed by the whole community. Day time usage only, no camping.

Description

Short but stout. The BUT Loop begins and ends at Boone United Methodist Church. Look for the trail kiosk at the end of the parking lot, across from playground. Proceed over the footbridge and past the Boy Scout shelter. At the small meadow with the cross and fire pit, the trail picks up again on the far left corner.

Up, up, and away you go! Enjoy the mature hardwood forest and let the hum of town life disappear below you. At just over a mile, the trail splits and forms an upper loop (Loft Loop). Future trail construction will add another loop off of the Loft. Note: The trail does not summit Howard Knob.

Flora & Fauna

Keep your eyes peeled for deer and turkey amidst the beautiful hardwood forest.

Contacts

Land Manager: Blue Ridge Conservancy

Shared By:

Eric Heistand

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 7 votes

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#1

in Boone

#381

in North Carolina

#10,760

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Jan 22, 2021
April Issy
Check in January 23
Nov 11, 2018
Tara Mahler
Oct 13, 2018
John LL
Wet from the rain today but nice trail
Sep 5, 2018
Brent Hill
1.5mi
Apr 17, 2018
Dave Kammerer
Jun 1, 2017
Elliot McMillan
1.6mi
Apr 15, 2017
John Misenheimer
Beautiful and peaceful hike in the woods. Can't wait for the project to be finished.