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Spend Father's Day hiking the state's best trail

daniel boone scout signWhat better way to show dad some love than by hiking the holiday away? The website skichannel.com recommends 10 fun activities for the family this Father's Day. Among them, a hiking trip at Grandfather Mountain.

Fifth on the list is Daniel Boone ScoutTrail, located in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Unique, as compared to the other hiking trails, towards the top of Daniel Boone Scout Trail, you will find ropes and ladders, which you may climb to reach the summit.

It's a beautiful hike. According to one site, it's the best trail in the state. But it's going to take some effort.

Distance: 6.6 miles round trip (the short distance combined with the elevation gain will be very challenging for most people....)
Elevation Gain: 2464 ft
Hike Time: 4-5 hours
Difficulty: Strenuous