Nuwati Trail

#5 of 11 trails in Iulian Price Park

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Nuwati or "medicine" in the Cherokee language follows an old logging road. It's easy and rocky, ending at Storyteller's Rock and a great view of the Boone area. Trail has stream crossings, big-tooth aspens and offers campsites.

(1.2 miles, easy, blue blaze)
This trail follows the track of an old logging road. It's an easy but rocky hike, ending at Storyteller's Rock and a spectacular view of the Boone area. There are stream crossings, a solitary stand of big-tooth aspens and reminders of logging days gone by.


Starts from the Boone Fork Parking area on the Blue Ridge Parkway at MM 300 at elevation of 3905 feet. TH is up the trail to the left of the parking area, then left on the Tanawha trail for a walk over a high bridge and to the permit station. Nuwati will the next trail to the right.

Parking is ample at the Boone Fork Parking area. Hiking and Camping permits are free and mandatory. Hikers and campers must be able to produce a valid permit when on state park trails or campsites. This permit system ensures safety for hikers and helps us protect the natural resource. Hikers and campers must leave the white copy of the permit in the permit box located at the trail head and keep the yellow copy in their possession.

Grandfather Mountain, (800)468-7325 or (704) 733-2013.
The state park office is open Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Contact the office during business hours or after hours, leave a message and they'll return your call as soon as possible: 828.963.9522. You may also email at



79 Completed 79 Reviews

Finally did this one after being near it for 15 years. I hiked it to just explore the area and discover Storyteller's Rock. It is very normal to Cragway, which is a nice logging road. Beyond Cragway, the trail becomes steeper and more adventurous. Four campsites are also situated along that valley, which can often accommodate up to three tents, and have rigging set up for bear bags. Storyteller's Rock is a great outcrop of the Boone Bowl, and a nice scramble after a hike. This is a great backcountry trail to start beginners off in Grandfather Mountain.



13 Completed 14 Reviews



504 Completed 169 Reviews

Easy but rocky trail up an old logging road to a nice view and campsites. Also access to the Cragway trail that connects to the Scout trail that takes you to top of Calloway Peak. We had a beautiful and cool day starting out and the going is easy but you have to watch your foot placement with all the rocks and roots. Nice view of the valley from the end of the trail.