Lace up your hiking boots and get ready to walk Boone Trace.
Dr. John Fox and the Friends of Boone Trace have been working tirelessly this past year with organizations at the local, state and national level to open Boone Trace as a recreation and education destination. Last year’s hike from Kingsport, TN, to Fort Boonesborough, KY, was just the beginning.
Now, it’s time to call all modern pioneers to join us for a hike beginning April 2nd through April 10th.Starting at Fort Boonesborough, we will make our way south along the Trace and end on the 10th at Martins Station near Ewing, VA. We want to see all levels of trekkers putting their soles/souls on the Trace. If you’re an experienced long haul hiker and want to do the 145 miles, pack your dehydrated delicacies and let’s go If just a night or two is the experience you want, get that tent out of the moth balls. Maybe you’re up for a full day on the section of you’re choice or just a few hours.
Go to lostinthewander.com and Boonetrace1775.com (check out the digital maps page) and start planning your hike. Those that wish to spend the night on the trail can find the camping locations we will using each night. These locations can also serve as drop-off/pick-up spots for those who will be day hiking only.
We will be passing through Cumberland Gap on the 10th during a weekend event unveiling the newly issued “America the Beautiful” U.S. Quarter. Plan on attending the ceremony on the 11th regardless of what section you walk!