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Looking Glass Rock Trail

Brevard, NC

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Looking Glass Rock Trail is a 5.3 mile out and back trail located near Brevard, NC that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and camping and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

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Swamp Boardwalk Short Loop
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557 Completed 302 Reviews

Nathan said it best, Do this one and do the second loop for the figure eight trail.

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Swamp Boardwalk Figure Eight Trail
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557 Completed 302 Reviews

I did this a couple months ago and must have forgot to enter it. It is a nice double loop out into the swamp. Bikes are not allowed on this trail but there are many miles of bike options in the park.

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Neuse River Trail
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724 Completed 232 Reviews

The Neuse River Trail, now spanning 27.5 miles one way and going all the way from Falls Lake Dam to Clayton, NC is a great trail to explore. (This is also a duplicate with the other Neuse River Trail entry, but am treating it as a walking/running trail and the other as a biking trail.) From the dam to the WRAL Soccer Fields is about 6.5 miles. We parked in the lot just south of the dam, explored the dam area and walked south along the trail for a few miles before returning to the parking lot. You miss much of what we saw if you are just tooling down the trail on a bike [which is a great ride because you can go farther], so try it both ways, enter at different access points and just explore. Raleigh has done a great job on this trail. Planning to do this again soon.

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Neuse River Trail
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724 Completed 232 Reviews

Great ride! The whole trail is now paved from Falls Lake Dam to Clayton, making for some really good biking, walking and exploring. We started at Anderson Point Park and rode north all the way to the dam, up Abbots Creek Trail to the first road, and back to Anderson Point Park, about 38 miles. The point near Horseshoe Farm Park is the biggest uphill but not too bad. Mostly flat, there are multiple access points along the way so you can pick how far you want to ride. I noticed two entries for Neuse River Trail, so am treating this one for biking and the other for walking/hiking. Also a good running trail. Raleigh does a great job of keeping you off the streets as you meander your way along the Neuse. Enjoy!

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Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center Trail
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

Planning to try this soon.

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Mount Mitchell - North Carolina Highpoint
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45 Completed 42 Reviews

Great hike with 360 degree views, creek crossings, ice, snow and a challenging ascent.

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Sal's Branch Trail
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2 Completed 0 Reviews

I did this trail with my boyfriend and dog a couple months ago, loved it. This was a very nice trail, great for getting out for a quick trek in the woods on a whim on a weekend day (which is what we did). We saw lots of people and more than a handful of dogs. Can't wait to explore more of Umstead.

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Croatan National Forest - Cedar Point Trail
by Kamilla Cross

1 Completed 0 Reviews

Great walking trail to walk my dog. Lost one star for ticks.

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Linville Falls Trail
by Britany Taylor

1 Completed 0 Reviews

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Abbots Creek Trail
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724 Completed 232 Reviews

Uphill from the Neuse River Trail or downhill from the North Wake Landfill Park, Abbots Creek is a nice paved greenway, good for walking, running or biking. It features a Great Blue Heron habitat near the Neuse River entrance and the North Wake Landfill District Park at the Durant Road Entrance. Lots of good variety to this trail; you can make it long or short. I have done both parts on different days. Part of the Capital Area Greenway System, Abbots Creek is a great trail.