285 Mountain Bike Way, Boone, NC •
Rocky Knob is an 185 acre park in Boone, NC. In 2010, Watauga County, in partnership with the Watauga County Tourism Development Authority (WCTDA), received a $500,000 grant from the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) to assist with the acquisition and development for Rocky Knob Park. Additional funding has come from Bikes Belong Foundation, Clif Bar, NC Adopt a Trail, and Specialized Bicycles. These grants were made possible through the WCTDA’s partnership with Boone Area Cyclists, a local nonprofit organization working to promote and develop cycling opportunities throughout the Boone area. Currently there are 8 miles of trails including four dedicated skills areas, plus three shelters, an adventure playground, and picnic areas. The park is located just east of the town limit on US 421.