Outdoor Recreation

rock climbing



Top Hiking Trails – High Country Host
Hiking in the Boone High Country | Boone, NC – Explore Boone
Tanawha Trail – 13.5 miles, Moderate (Milepost 305.5)
Grandfather Mountain Trail Map
Blue Ridge Hiking Club
Mountains-to-Sea Trail
Watauga County Pathways
watauga county parks & recreation comprehensive systemwide plan …


Rocky Knob Park – MTB Project
Boone Area Cyclists
Cycling Routes in Boone, North Carolina – Explore Boone
Boone Bike Trails – Maps of Bike Routes in Boone, NC – MapMyRide
BMCC. The Brushy Mountain Cycling Club is based in Wilkes County. BMCC hosts events, rides, and races. BMCC maintains the trail system at Kerr Scott Reservoir. Other relevant links are also on the site.
Carolinas Cycling Association. The primary road bicycle racing group for North and South Carolina.
Appalachian State University Cycling Club – A club sport at Appalachian State University. The team is an up-and-coming powerhouse in the nation. The teams forum lists lots of rides (open to the public), training advice, and items for sale.
Lees-McRae Cycling Team – A varsity cycling team at Lees McRae College in Banner Elk. The team is an annual powerhouse in the nation and hosts a number of events for collegiate competition (primarily), local races, and kids events. In the past a summer riding camp has been offered for older juniors.


Boone Climbers Coalition
Carolina Climbers Coalition
Misty Mountain Threadworks is an international climbing equipment manufacturer located in Valle Crucis, NC.
Access Fund provides guidance for both local climbing organizations and land managers/owners on climbing issues that directly impact their land
Footslogger’s operates an outdoor climbing tower in Downtown Boone. This is a full service operation that provides equipment and instruction.
Center 45 operates in indoor climbing facility located on Bamboo Rd. in Boone.


Canoeing & Kayaking – Explore Boone
Western Carolina Paddlers – This is an Asheville based membership organization that welcomes all types of paddlers. They are active in river conservation, access and local events.