Thursday, August 4, 2011
Elk Knob and Snake Mountain Hiking Camping Near Boone North Carolina
One of the newest and undiscovered hiking areas outside of Boone North Carolina is the Elk Knob State Park, this area is also across from an unexplored and unmarked trail through the Snake Mountain Ridges across the road. Snake Mountain Access can be gained by parking at the Elk Knob Rangers station and walking across and down the road to the left facing radio tower ( which you will see at a higher elevation ) the path is very steep and the unmarked trail moves upward and towards the left. Its a very strenuous hike at many points; yet, levels off for most of the trail and ends in a beautiful pasture area coming down. One of the most beautiful hikes I've ever done with a vast variety of trees and foliage that you never see on other trails because of its location being more WEST. Also there is lost of wild life. Wild turkeys, Bear and large deer are easily seen, especially in the early mornings.