Daniel Boone Scout Trail

At A Glance

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3.0 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 3 (More Difficult)
Steepness: Climbs Steeply
Tread Condition: Moderately Rough
Blaze Color: White

This trail is located in the Grandfather Mountain State Park area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Grandfather Mountain State Park trails list page.

This trail also crosses into these trailhead areas:


Ascends 2000 feet from the Blue Ridge Parkway to Calloway Peak - 5964' in elevation. The upper half is rough, but has great views, including one of the Linn Cove Viaduct on the Blue Ridge Parkway. A few in-place ladders and cables help hikers up the peak near the top.

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Trail Segments

Trails are often made up of several connecting paths which may have different characteristics, allowed uses, and seasons. This trail is divided into multiple segments as follows:

Daniel Boone Scout - Tanawha to Cragway

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 1.16 mi

Daniel Boone Scout - Cragway to Calloway Peak

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 1.54 mi

Total Calculated Length: 2.7 mi

This value is derived from our underlying map data, and it may not match officially published information.

Intersecting Trails

  • Grandfather
  • Cragway
  • Tanawha
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    Justin Bell said: I absolutely love this hike. Catch it when the weather is just right and the views are breath taking. Recently (08/26/2012) made our second trip to the peak and enjoyed every minute. The overlooks, the obstacles, and remenants of a tragic plane crash make the trail conditions worth while. Recent sitings of bear (first 1/4 mile of DBS trail) where posted with one camper reporting having food taken by a bear in late July.
    Wednesday, August 29 2012 6:09am
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