The Northern Peaks Trail Master Plan is funded by the North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation, Watauga County Tourism Development Authority, Ashe County, Ashe County Chamber of Commerce, West Jefferson Tourism Development Authority, Town of Boone, and High Country Pathways, Inc.
The NPT will be a world-class hiking trail that traverses an ancient mountain chain while educating and connecting users to unforgettable landscapes entirely unique to this region.
Protect. Connect. Educate.
The Northern Peaks of the High Country are situated between the mountain communities of Boone and West Jefferson, dividing the vital New River and Watauga River watersheds. The region is home to nationally-significant biospheres boasting unparalleled ecological diversity; the protection of which is paramount.
The planning corridor for the trail is approximately 40 miles long, beginning in Boone and ending at Mount Jefferson in Ashe County.