Julian Price Memorial Park
Route: Tanawha Trail, Boone Fork Trail
Distance: 6.3 miles
Conditions: Overcast, cold and snowy
Impressions: This was a great hike...the park considers the Boone Fork Trail to be challenging, but i would put it closer to the Average ranking...there were no real challenges to be dealt with, making this a very pleasant winter hike...the trail follows a stream around a couple of mountains, so there is some rock hopping, but nothing too intense...it's actually a very pretty hike...i would imagine that in the summertime, this would be a very popular destination...the best time to go would be may/june when the rhododendrons are in bloom or during the hot summer when Price Lake can help beat the heat...with plenty of water and camping options, this would be a great overnight hike for anybody looking for a good time near the blue ridge parkway...
Directions to Trailhead:
From the Blue Ridge Parkway, stop at the Julian Price Memorial Park picnic area at milepost 296.5. Cross the footbridge leading from the picnic area over Boone Fork Creek to the signed trailhead.
Trailhead at the road