Daniel Boone Scout Trail

5.00 out of 5
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An awesome, challenging trail. You have to hike about half a mile on the Tanawha trail to get to the Daniel Boone Scout trailhead and the real climbing begins here. Toward the top of the climb you'll find ropes and ladders to help you reach the summit, well worth the effort for the views! You need to purchase a permit to hike this trail as it is on Grandfather Mountain property (private). We purchased our permits at Footsloggers in Boone (also a Footsloggers in Blowing Rock) and you can also purchase a permit at the Grandfather Mountain Country Store (though it was closed the day we went to the trail). Permits cost between $5 (quoted on grandfather.com) and $7 (what we actually paid at Footsloggers).
Trail length: 6 miles
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    Reviews of Daniel Boone Scout Trail

    Reviewed by mrd121 on November 2, 2011

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    Spent about four hours hiking up, stopping to see all of the beautiful views. Absolutly breathtaking, and well maintained. A little strenuous but reaching the peak is worth the sweat. Ran into a little ice near the crest and heard a bear on the way down but would recommend this hike to anyone and will definitely be returning!
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    Reviewed by november45th on March 23, 2009

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    great 1/2 day hike or overnight. go during the fall leave change to see some incredible views near the top. has a shelter that is close to the peak overlooking a ledge.
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    Reviewed by Jeff Barber on September 17, 2008

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    Incredible trail with fun obstacles along the way (like ladders and ropes!). The view from the top is incredible and the hike up is scenic as you navigate between climate zones. Highly recommended.
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