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Nuwati Trail

View of Calloway Peak from Storyteller's Rock (Nuwati Trail)

This trail 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. There are stream crossings, a solitary stand of big-tooth aspens and reminders of logging days gone by. Use extreme caution on stream crossings - do not attempt crossing streams in high water.

Note: From the Blue Ridge Parkway area, there are two points of access. Visitors may park at the Boone Fork parking area at mile 299.9 on the Blue Ridge Parkway or the Parkway’s Asutsi Trail, which begins on US 221 (the only winter access when the Parkway is closed)(Asutsi Trail Parking GPS: 36.116354, -81.777297). Hikers can follow the Parkway’s Tanawha Trail to reach the Nuwati trailhead.

Trail Location: 
Off Blue Ridge Parkway - Boone Fork Parking Area (GPS: 36.120076,-81.781358)
Trail Point of Interest: 
Storyteller's Rock - Offers a spectacular view of the Boone Bowl and Calloway Peak
Trail Length: 
1.20 miles
Trail Type: 
One-way
Trail Difficulty: 
Easy
Trail Surface: 
Natural surface
Trail Blaze: 
Blue Circle
Contact:

Grandfather Mountain State Park

9872 Hwy 105 S (Suite #6)
Banner ElkNC 28604
Phone828-963-9522
grandfather.mountain@ncparks.gov
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