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Great view of Boone!

Only a short ride up Howard's Knob and you can take in all of Boone. Beautiful view on a great... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
baustin4705
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Harrisburg, North Carolina
Nice view

As other reviews have said, directions to Howards Knob is not good but we did find it. Enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
CaribLover_8
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North Fort Myers, Florida
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Nice spot for a picnic just minutes from downtown Boone. Plenty of picnic tables to sit and enjoy lunch.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

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...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank baustin4705
Reviewed 5 October 2017

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...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank CaribLover_8
Reviewed 17 August 2017

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

Date of experience: August 2017
3  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

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 31 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

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

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

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Ebfreebie
Reviewed 8 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

Date of experience: June 2016
3  Thank lenraleigh
Reviewed 30 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

Date of experience: July 2016
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