Elk Knob State Park, Todd

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  • What a gem! It's a great hike. I do not consider it strenuous but we are younger. I would see how it could be for older or not In shape people. There's lots of stairs made of rocks and such. Worth the...  more »
  • We have been exploring the North Carolina State Parks and came across this newer State Park. It was quite foggy the day we were there but still great fun to hike through the trails.  more »
  • Elk Knob State Park is one of the newer parks in the NC system and one of relatively few areas of public lands in the northwestern corner of the state. My first visit, several years ago, there was jus...  more »
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  • The summit trail is WONDERFUL! It's pretty steep (1000 foot climb in elevation over 1.9 miles), but very well-groomed and bordered by rocks so you can clearly see the trail. Rock steps are there in the steeper parts, so anyone in somewhat decent shape should be able to handle this walk. You could do it in tennis shoes if need be, but there may be a few wet/muddy parts if there's been recent rain. You'll be rewarded with absolutely STUNNING views at the top. Two views: north and south side of the summit.
  • Great park! I recommend getting the early to make sure you have a quiet walk. I did the summit trail, which was a nice walk up with amazing views on both the north and south side. Very pet friendly as well.
  • It's a nice park and easy to get to from Boone. Great if you don't want to head towards the parkway. I've hiked here twice and the photos are from once in the rain in mid-august and once in mid-October. The main trail is mostly a slow incline with tons of switch-backs in places. The trail has lots of rocks and gravel for the first portion of the trail. One lookout along the way up. My pom didn't enjoy the hike, but I'm sure a larger dog would. I had no problem with the trail and comfortably hiked it without stopping.
  • Great Park...way out but worth the drive...very clean...friendly helpful staff. The Sumit. Trail is a nice hike well mark beautiful views on top.
  • Great place to walk! It’s about 2 miles to the summit and it’s totally worth it. Bathrooms are really well kept too, and everyone I met on the trail was really nice
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