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100 Mile Hike (Nuwati Trail)

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100 Mile Hike (Nuwati Trail)

Appropriate for ages 8 and up.  Children under 16 must be accompanied by adult.  Please leave pets at home.
(2-mile hike round trip  |  Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate)

Celebrate the North Carolina State Parks' Centennial with Grandfather Mountain's 100 Mile Challenge.   Hikers can log more miles for their challenge with our Nuwati Trail Hike. This two mile guided hike will take hikers along the Nuwati Trail, which follows the track of an old logging road. It’s an easy but rocky hike, including a spectacular view of the Boone Bowl and Calloway Peak from Storyteller's Rock. Dress appropriately for the weather conditions and sturdy hiking shoes or boots are suggested. This will be approximately a 3 hour hike so please bring any water or snacks you will need to complete the hike.  To reach the park office, call or email:  828-963-9522 or

Date of Event: 
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Start Location: 
Boone Fork Parking Area (Just north of the 300 Milepost on Blue Ridge Parkway) (GPS: 36.120076,-81.781358)

Grandfather Mountain State Park

9872 Hwy 105 S (Suite #6)
Banner ElkNC 28604
Latitude: 36.111200
Longitude: -81.811140

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November - February: 8am - 6pm
March, April, May, September, October: 8am - 8pm
June, July, August: 8am - 9pm

To accommodate early hikes, park gates are not closed on a daily basis; however, they may close due to weather conditions.

OFFICE HOURS:  The state park office is open Monday through Friday, 8am - 4:30pm. You may contact our office during business hours or after hours; leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 9
Linville, NC 28646