Directions: From Boone, take Highway 105 South toward Banner Elk. Turn right onto. This trail requires a hiking and/or camping permit, which is free and can be. It also includes very steep climbs up Bald Knob, Dobson Knob and Shortoff. Want to bring Fido hiking? You've come to the right place! You'll find information on hundreds of dog friendly hiking trails in Blowing Rock, Elk Knob State Park. Highpointing, as…