Howard Knob

Howard Knob, Boone: Address, Howard Knob Reviews: 4/5


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Brianna M
1 contribution
Annoying.
Jul 2020 • Couples
Would've been nice to know it's closed until further notice. Wasn't posted on the website so we drove all the way up until the gate, where there wasn't even a turnaround location. So that was fun.
Written July 5, 2020
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Nancy K
Greensboro, North Carolina, United States54 contributions
Nice spot for a quick visit
Aug 2019 • Family
Lots of shady picnic tables but not in the best condition. Pit style bathrooms. Very short (one minute) trail to nice view of the ASU area from a high hilltop. Adequate parking. Steep drive up.
Written August 22, 2019
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Jeff W
Morristown, TN132 contributions
High above Boone
Jun 2019 • Couples
Really great view of the city below after a short & easy walk. A few picnic tables but rather small park. They close the gates @ 7:30 PM which seems early.
Written June 4, 2019
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Will S
Nashville, TN97 contributions
Picnic
Aug 2018 • Couples
Nice spot for a picnic just minutes from downtown Boone. Plenty of picnic tables to sit and enjoy lunch.
Written August 28, 2018
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Kane Almond
Boone, NC50 contributions
Best view of the city!
Jun 2018 • Couples
Went up to Howard’s Knob for the first time last weekend. Short, easy walk through some woods to the awesome overlook area. You can see for miles and it’s so quiet. Good place to go relax or have lunch. Can’t wait to go again.
Written June 30, 2018
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baustin4705
Supply, NC35 contributions
Great view of Boone!
Oct 2017 • Couples
Only a short ride up Howard's Knob and you can take in all of Boone. Beautiful view on a great weather dayh! Also a great place to take a picnic! Don't expect to do much hiking up there as we could not find any trails to hike. If limited on time though, a must-see!
Written October 21, 2017
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CaribLover_8
North Fort Myers, FL236 contributions
Nice view
Oct 2017 • Couples
As other reviews have said, directions to Howards Knob is not good but we did find it. Enjoyed the drive up with little traffic on the road which made it easy to stop and take pictures along the way. At the top, views were limited because of overgrowth. There are picnic tables located at the top.
Written October 4, 2017
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rusky1415
Easley, SC234 contributions
Overlook of Boone
Aug 2017 • Couples
Not far from town you can drive up to the overlook at Howard's Knob. Our directions told us to turn beside Earthfare onto Cherry St. and follow signs up to the overlook. We never saw any signs but we managed to find the park. You just keep going up and up until you find Howard's Knob Rd. The park closes at 7:30 pm. It is free to access. There is a small parking lot with a porta potty and lots of picnic tables around. We even saw deer on the drive up. There is a short trial with some rocks to climb over at the end. This is a small fence from which to overlook. There are some overgrown trees blocking part of the view, but you can still see great views of the town and the ASU campus and mountains in the background.
Written August 16, 2017
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Ladd298
North Carolina Coast, NC103 contributions
A Gorgeous View but A Bit of Upkeep Needed
May 2017 • Couples
My daughter and I recently drove the short distance from downtown Boone to Howard Knob. What a wonderful sight overlooking the town as well as the Appalachian State University campus!

This is certainly a quick trip for visitors however the climb down to the railing is a bit tenuous. Also watch out for overgrowth of poison ivy.
Written July 3, 2017
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VEE1225
Raleigh, NC1,329 contributions
Great Views
May 2017 • Friends
We drove up to Howard's Knob County Park to have lunch at the many picnic tables and then take a short walk. The views of downtown Boone and App State are great! The guys on our trip really enjoyed exploring up there and we all had a great time!
Written May 30, 2017
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