J Douglass Williams Park

j douglass williams park
j douglass williams park

The J. Douglass Williams Park on Sugar Mountain is the result of an inspired grassroots fundraising effort from the Sugar Mountain Community Association. The conservation easement on this public park provides environmental and scenic protection for forests, wildlife habitat as well as recreational and educational opportunities. The park includes a picnic and restroom facility.

The park includes a nature tail which takes you on an easy 0.4-mile hike in a mixed-hardwood forest within the 14.3-acre park. It consists of a dirt path that loops around the picnic pavilion and restrooms.

blue ridge conservancy hiking
Blue ridge conservancy hiking trail bridge

+ Directions From Boone

The park is located off of Sugar Mountain Road outside of Banner Elk, North Carolina. To get to the property by car from Boone, take Hwy 105 South towards Banner Elk. Take Right on Hwy 184 (Tynecastle Hwy) and follow for 1.5 – 2 miles to entrance of Sugar Mountain. Take Left on Sugar Mountain Drive for approximately 1 mile, bear Left on Highland Rd for 0.3 miles and turn Right into first gravel road. The property is easily access by the hiking trails on the property by parking at the picnic shelter.

+ Directions From West Jefferson

Follow N Jefferson Ave to US-221 S for 1.7 mi; Follow US-221 S to NC-105 S in Boone for 22.8 mi; Continue on NC-105 S. Drive to Sugar Mountain Dr in Sugar Mountain for 14.6 mi.