Hiking and Caving
Year-round activities abound in the High Country- hiking, canoeing or boating, mountain biking, road cycling, ziplining, rock climbing and bouldering – are just a few adventures visitors of all ages can enjoy! Paddling and hiking in the summer are wonderful,as you explore the scenery and enjoy some of the most pleasantly mild weather in the SE United States. Whether you’re camping for a weekend, or just enjoying a quick stroll along a leg-stretching trail on the Blue Ridge Parkway, it is hard to imagine a better way to experience this glorious mountain region than immersing yourself in outdoor activities. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture quick pictures of wildlife along the trail and expansive vistas from the mountaintops.
Blue Ridge Parkway Association
The Blue Ridge Parkway Association, founded 70 years ago, is the officially designated marketing partner of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The BRPA published the print Blue Ridge Parkway Directory & Travel Planner and Blue Ridge Parkway Map, as well providing the free app Blue Ridge Parkway Travel Planner, along with maps and other free travel resources for BRP visitors at www.blueridgeparkway.org
Rock Dimensions Climbing Guides
Based inside Footsloggers store in downtown Boone, also the location of the 40' outdoor Climbing Tower. Fun for families and all ages!
Half-day and full day Rock Climbing trips with experienced, PCIA certified guides. No experience necessary!
The Discovery Course in Blowing Rock is a 3-level circular shaped High Ropes/Challenge Course with exciting Zipline and Giant Swing exits!
Guided Caving trips through a natural limestone cave.
Summer Day Camps for all ages. Trips are instructional and fun, with all equipment provided.
Explore your Vertical World!
River and Earth Adventures, Inc
Guided Wilderness adventures and eco-education.
Whitewater rafting: on the Watauga and French Broad Rivers
Caving: our highest adventure trip. It is truly a wild cave!
Canoes, tube, and kayaks rentals and shuttles: on the Watauga and New Rivers
Climbing in the National Forest with highly trained guides.
Exclusive whitewater paddling school: be taught by the best in the region.
Guided hikes: custom trips just for you and your interest!
Adventures offered year round. Guide owned and operated. Visit our gem mine out back of the Boone Outpost.
Also call for details on shuttle services for weddings and other gatherings!
High Mountain Expeditions
White water rafting NC with over 30 years of experience! Guiding adventurous travelers to some of the world's most spectacular places, High Mountain Expeditions has crafted what we consider to be the best adventures in the world. We are experts in Nolichucky River Rafting, Watauga River Rafting, Wilson Creek Rafting, New River Tubing, Hiking and Caving.