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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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Croatan National Forest - Neusiok Trail
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

This was a nice trail although the bugs were bad in some areas due to the rainfall the previous day. The trail looked as though it has been neglected somewhat with all the downed trees and broken branches but was still pretty cool. The beach was very nice and seeing the military jets from Cherry Point MCAS practicing maneuvers overhead was awesome. It wasn't crowded at all which was very nice too. I would like to hike this trail again when the bugs aren't as bad.

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Table Rock Trail
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7 Completed 7 Reviews

I prefer the Hawksbill Mountain Trail over this one. The views from the summit are better of the Linville Gorge and you can see Table Rock from there. Plus there is a much larger summit area to take in the glorious views. Plus it's easier to get to. Getting to the Table Rock picnic area takes about 45 minutes from Highway 181. Still it's good to hike them both, especially if you can do both in the same day.

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Hawksbill Mountain
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7 Completed 7 Reviews

Not easy to find, but a great hike if you have just a short amount of time. The views are spectacular. The signage or lack thereof leaves something to be desired.

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Palmer Creek Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

nice walk and good flyfishing

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Sugar Mountain Ski Area
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Had a great time hiking to the summit after work ... walked up the slopes and got off a bit onto the mountain biking trails... but they were a little rough in some places. At the top you can see they are clearing for new ski trails and then at the top make sure and look for a trail that leads through a forest to the very top. What amazing views... took up about 3 hours as we stopped and chatted and talk to several hikers on the way. Got some great photos... steep slopes in some place... all up hill and all down hill so a good workout.

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Little Bradley Falls
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

any info about the camping on this trail ?

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Lake Crabtree
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5 Completed 2 Reviews

Great all around park with spaces for many activities. Excellent for families with kids. Great sunset over the water.

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Green Knob Trail
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

Absolutely loved this hike, with the exception of some slippery spots on the trail. Not bad with poles, but I felt badly for those without those helpful walking sticks. The trail winds through a heavily wooded area, then opens up into a cow pasture or, as my partner calls it, the magic meadow. (Didn't see any cows, just signs of). On the day we visited, there were tremendous clouds whipping across the Carolina blue sky. The field grasses and trees provided beautiful whooshing sounds with their movement. After walking through the well marked meadow, we once again found ourselves deep in the woods. The trail crosses the Blue ridge Parkway, then resumes to travel along a lovely pond before crossing under the parkway to take you back to the starting point. Lovely small stream crossings and multiple places to set a spell, some just right for foot soaking! Will put this on my 'do it again' list!

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Linville Falls Trail
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

Delightful hike to see Linville Falls from a variety of perspectives. Lovely sitting spots at every vantage point. Something for everyone! Nice shop at the trailhead, with lavatories. For as well traveled and visited a spot, there was still plenty of space for a private hike and 'sit'.

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Roaring Fork Falls
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

Quick hike up a gentle sloped old road to a spectacular waterfalls with great sitting rocks and pools to chill in. Take a picnic or a book and just hang out for a while. Found this while camping at Buck Creek over near Marion.

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