Rocky Knob is an 185 acre park in Boone, NC. Earlier this year 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. In 2009 two $5,000 grants were secured from the Bikes Belong Foundation 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. Rocky Knob has 6-8 miles of mountain bike trails for all skill levels, three shelters, an adventure playground, and picnic areas. The park is located just east of the city limit on US 421.
Rocky Knob Park is located on US 421 just east of Boone city limits. From downtown, take US 421 S towards Wilkesboro. The park is located just off 421 on the right 7/10 of a mile past the gas station on Bamboo Road.
During the warm weather months, head out for Dirty Thursday's starting at 5:00 PM for a couple hours of trail work. We meet at the Boone Area Cyclists tool trailer. If coming after 5:00 PM, sign in at the trailer and look for instructions on where to go on the trailer. Please wear long pants, sturdy shoes (no sandals), and bring gloves. We will provide all tools. If you are interested in a work day for a group, please direct inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers are what keep Rocky Knob an awesome destination to ride!