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Overlook of Boone

Not far from town you can drive up to the overlook at Howard's Knob. Our directions told us to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
A Gorgeous View but A Bit of Upkeep Needed

My daughter and I recently drove the short distance from downtown Boone to Howard Knob. What a... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
Southport, North Carolina
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4 days ago
“Overlook of Boone”
3 Jul 2017
“A Gorgeous View but A Bit of Upkeep Needed”
Boone, NC
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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...More

Thank rusky1415
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

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...More

Thank Ladd298
Reviewed 30 May 2017

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...More

Thank VEE1225
Reviewed 4 October 2016

First time to Howard Knob, beautiful view of ASU, and Boone. Very picturesque and secluded. I would recommend this outlook

Thank Ebfreebie
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is the best view of Boone NC you can get. It is very impressive. One person before me said she was disappointed. Well if the highest peak in Boone overlooking ASU, Boone, and 100 miles of mountaintops are not your thing I guess you...More

2  Thank lenraleigh
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We were rather disappointed after visiting Howard's Knob. We thought maybe there was more to it since it was so small (like a mini park with only 10 parking spaces). After talking with a local Boone resident, she said that's all it is. Literally it's...More

2  Thank Lindsey G
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Very overcast day, so the views were limited. However it did offer an extremely challenging run!! I plan on returning for a clearer day.

Thank Jimmy R
Reviewed 23 March 2016

If you don't have much time available, you can take a quick drive to Howard Knob and take a 10 minute walk to one of the overlooks. Beautiful view of Boone.

1  Thank TheBogotano
Reviewed 3 November 2015

I loved Howard's Knob! Debbie recommended it and I could not have had a better experience. I would definitely recommend you give it a try!

Thank Space B
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Great view. Check your breaks before you drive up. Hike out from the parking area for the best view.

1  Thank Vtanner
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