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Looking Glass Rock Trail

Brevard, NC

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Looking Glass Rock Trail is a 6.4 mile trail located near Brevard, North Carolina and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

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High Point Trails
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8 Completed 7 Reviews

I regularly hike and run the Deep River trail. It's a great escape for my weekly trail fix and it's 5 minutes from my house. Great views of the lake, awesome groves of pine trees, and great fall color are things to expect on this trail.

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Hickory Branch Trail
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4 Completed 0 Reviews

Very nice hike. Great view of small water fall about half way in. The "top view" is about 1.4 miles in. If going to 1.75 mile mark the trail kind of was difficult to find.

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Hawksbill Mountain
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14 Completed 8 Reviews

This is by far the best hike we have completed in NC! There are tons of reasons, but I will only list a few. Here they are: the trek to the summit I would consider a mid moderate, but I would recommend trekking poles. Along the trail you will find numerous lookouts that gives a small sample of what's in store at the summit. While the trail is narrow it is well maintained; however there are lots of loose rocks, so be careful! Once you reach the large rock formation that looks like it has hosted plenty campfires you have two options. Proceed to the left first take that in then return take the trail to the right and experience the beauty you can only feel from being outdoors. Now, the views at the top are nothing short of breathe taking. Considering we went during the peak of the autumn foliage transition. You will have views of the Linville Gorge, Grandfather, Table Rock, Lake James, Shortoff and so much more. Considering the relative short hike and the views this should be on your wishlist. Get Out and Hike!

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Catawba Falls Trail
by Suzanne D

2 Completed 1 Reviews

Great short day hike! We took our dogs, there were only a few other folks on the mountain that day so they got to run alot! The trail starts off easy, with a gradual incline. As you hike in, the grade gets a bit steeper but still easily managable, even with an older dog and two pups in tow! The woods were magnificent, and the river is loud and beautiful, the hike keeps you close to the water. The lower falls were stunning, it was peaceful having the whole area to ourselves. The trail to the upper falls is marked as closed, and we heard it was pretty hard to climb up, but we managed to climb on a bit further. This last bit was too steep/rocky for the dogs, so I took them back to the lower falls while my friend treaded on up.
Overall this was a very good hike, I would recommend it as a way to spend a few hours in the woods!

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Stone Mountain Loop Trail (NC)
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8 Completed 7 Reviews

Hiked this loop with my kids as our first winter outing last year (2013). Saw our first snow flurry of the year. Great views and zero crowds. The kids loved exploring the homestead in the valley below.

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Owl's Roost Trail
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8 Completed 7 Reviews

Intermediate to experienced MTB trail. Be aware of trail closures when wet or snowy. Excellent corse that will challenge all riders.

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Pilot Mountain State Park - Ledge Spring and Jomeokee Trails
by Carl VonCrist

9 Completed 7 Reviews

I hiked the loop around Pilot Mt. Knob in 1998, there was some climbing involved. Breathtaking views! Worth the effort.

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Boone Fork Group Site Trail
by Crystal Smith

15 Completed 1 Reviews

One of the five miles is spent hiking by parking lots and through campsites. The other four have lots of canopies of rhododendrons and little streams to cross (some will be a little difficult without getting your shoes/boots wet). It was a very pretty trail after the first mile (we went clockwise) but don't expect mountain views. Our hike was after a lot of rain and much of the trail was extremely muddy and I thought the odor was very offensive in some spots. Some of the climbing will be tough for small dogs.

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Piedmont Environmental Center Trail
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8 Completed 7 Reviews

Great hiking spot for a quick excursion with the kids. Much of the trail runs along High Point City Lake so there is ample opportunity to spot heron, osprey, beaver, and the occasional bald eagle.

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Cooks Wall Trail
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8 Completed 7 Reviews

Your best option in the park to escape the crowds. Link up with the Moore's Knob trail via the Magnolia Springs trail for a good 7.5 mile day of hiking.

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