Top Crag View Loop via Nuwati Trail

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4.3 mi
2 hrs 9 min
1,033 ft
Elev Gain


The Cragway trail is actually a connector trail between the nuawti trail and the Daniel Boone scout trail. These trails make up a moderate loop with stunning views via the top crag view overlook and the flat rock view overlook. The lookouts will require to come off of the trail to get the best view but it is very obvious to know where they are and you do not need to go far from the trail.

Top Crag View

This trail goes by Streamside, The Hermitage, Storyteller Rock, The Refuge, Flat Rock View, and Daniel Boone.

Getting Started

This trail is accessed most easily by starting at the Boone Fork Parking Area (not to be confused with the Boone Fork Hiking trail that is accessed via Julian Price Park). This parking area is just off the parkway and is a parking lot with maybe 20-30 spaces and fills up quickly, especially in the summer months. It is recommended to arrive early in the morning to get a space. When you start the trail to Cragway, you will begin on the Tanawha Trail and connect to the Nuwati Trail, then you’ll take a left to hike the Cragway trail. It is very clearly marked but it is good to have a map with you just in case you get turned around. Be sure that you download your map area before you go because cell signal is not available.

Taking Children

Most fit children will be able to do this trail, however I would not recommend strollers or carry packs. There are a lot of places where you are scaling over and around large rocks that could be difficult to navigate safely.

This is an alternate route for Raven's Roost Loop via Daniel Boone Scout Trail.

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El_Griego 2 years, 2 months ago
Tanawa>Boone Fork>Cragway>Nutwali>Tanawa
Park at Boone Fork Parking on Blue Ridge Parkway. First campground is best on Nutwali.
jontaylor1380 1 year, 10 months ago