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A great place to hike with the family

Took a nice stroll (the easy loop), and the kids enjoyed the free scavenger hunt maps. Took some... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Amy H
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So much to do!

Be sure to hike the Boone Fork trail..a 5 mile look doesn’t get much better than that. Grab a kayak... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Boone, North Carolina
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All reviews boone fork trail picnic area mile loop lake trail beautiful lake plenty of picnic tables canoe rentals wear good hiking shoes tree roots easy hike fall foliage great walk great stop great hiking the high country campground hebron
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Took a nice stroll (the easy loop), and the kids enjoyed the free scavenger hunt maps. Took some great family photos along the way. Picnic areas had great views and were comfortable. Port-a-potties were pretty disgusting though, not well kept, and there wasn't anything except...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Amy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Be sure to hike the Boone Fork trail..a 5 mile look doesn’t get much better than that. Grab a kayak from the rental place enjoy the water and beautiful scenery. Always top of the list as things to do in the high country!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank hikermanusa
Reviewed 16 February 2019

Boone Fork Trail is great. There is a waterfall just off the trail. If you just want to see the waterfall, hike in a counter-clock wise direction. You will get there quicker and not have to go through the strenuous section of the trail.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank frailingbanjo
Reviewed 11 December 2018

This lake is beautiful. Fall is a gorgeious time to go. Reflections in the lake. Hiking trail all around the lake and a family of deer were grazing at the spillway uneffected by the crowds taking pics of them. Good easy flat hike.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ralecroy
Reviewed 3 December 2018

this is a great place to eat lunch and relax after lunch and have fun walking around the lake and traveling down the parkway

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank rodgerk943
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Always a favorite - enjoy hiking here - trails are no challenging but provide a good workout. Easy to get to off the Parkway.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jbrooksws
Reviewed 6 November 2018

A small park along the Blue Ridge Parkway, Julian Price Park has a lake, camping area, and hiking trails. Boating (canoes and row boats) is available during certain times of the year. It's a great place to stop and stretch your legs, enjoy a picnic...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sunshine820889
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Main entertainment (besides eating) on trip with brother to visit his student son was a hike on a BRP trail. Other nephew recommended Hebron Falls at Boone Fork Trail in the Julian Price Park. After stops for flu shot and haircut, I downloaded the All...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Sightsee_Eat
Reviewed 16 October 2018

We hiked around the Price Lake Trail and it’s a fun and retry hike. It had rained the day before so it was pretty wet and muddy but the hike was worth it!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank janetrW7614FP
Reviewed 14 October 2018

What a beautiful stop! The lake is gorgeous and a picturesque place to stop and take pictures. Be sure to cross over to the other side of the lake to observe the dam. It is breathtaking! It is also a great place to rent kayaks...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Deb J
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Dawn D
17 August 2017|
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Response from Dave V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a parking area at Price Lake where you can see the lake. You can also visit the Moses Cone Craft Center, which is close by. It is a beautiful place and was part of the Moses Cone Manor. The manor has a very... More
9 July 2016|
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Response from Mary G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are stroller friendly