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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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Clingmans Dome - Tennessee Highpoint
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6 Completed 5 Reviews

The trail is paved, but that doesn't mean it's easy. If you're in shape, you shouldn't have a problem getting to the dome in 10-15 min. But if you're not, you're gonna huff & puff all the way to the top like I did. lol There are several benches along the way if you need a break, & you can enjoy the scenery or take pictures to give your legs a break. Once you get to the top, it's worth the hike. The view is spectacular, especially at sunset. That's when I went. It wasn't that crowded & I got to see 5 bear while I was coming in & leaving along the road.

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Signal Hill
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

This trail deserves a good review! Lots of fun obstacles, bridges, and jumps. It also has a pretty sweet pump track that's worth killing your Strava time to play around on. If you haven't ridden here, it's definitely worth it to give it a shot.

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Neuse River
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

I recently kayaked 22 miles of the neuse from seven springs to kinston. Great trip. I was with Boy Scouts and we camped overnight about 2/3 of the distance. Awesome trip.

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Big Butt Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

great hike, and some great views. Enter the parkway for easier access to the views. The other entry point has a pretty tough climb

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Clingmans Dome - Tennessee Highpoint
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19 Completed 8 Reviews

Beautiful views from the parking lot, until we got to the top- we were inside a cloud and couldn't see much of anything! It was also a 2 hour wait because of traffic trying to find a parking place!

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Rattlesnake Lodge Trail
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2 Completed 3 Reviews

Did this hike yesterday. We are from South Florida so this felt like a real hike to us. The leaves were changing colors so I got some great pictures. The ruins are nice to look at for a bit of history. There were lots of people with dogs on the trail, and a few with kids. Parking was a bit of a problem. The roads were just repaved and had a huge shoulder on the side. Our rental car bottomed out going in and going out. It was so bad that we almost got stuck!!!!

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Rattlesnake Lodge Trail
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2 Completed 3 Reviews

Did this hike yesterday. We are from South Florida so this felt like a real hike to us. The leaves were changing colors so I got some great pictures. The ruins are nice to look at for a bit of history. There were lots of people with dogs on the trail, and a few with kids. Parking was a bit of a problem. The roads were just repaved and had a huge shoulder on the side. Our rental car bottomed out going in and going out. It was so bad that we almost got stuck!!!!

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Appalachian Trail - Three Bald Hike
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10 Completed 3 Reviews

This is hands down one of our favorite hikes. The first time we took the kids our youngest was 3 and she hiked it like a pro. It can get rather long if you're chasing kids down the trail and/or you're not in the greatest of shape but I'm no backpacker and love doing all 3 balds every year.

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Boone Fork Group Site Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Hiked here on a rainy Saturday afternoon, went clockwise as recommended by others. Alot of cover from the rhododendrons and from rocks that have formed shelters. Smell in some spots was really bad, alot of rotting leaves. After Mile 1 rain got worse and trail was all mud in some spots but was still fun. Water crossings were a plenty and not many even got your boots wet. Started early about 9am and we were the only car in the parking lot, finished about Noon and there were a ton of people there, even people waiting for parking spots to free up.

Not a big fan of the portions of the trail that have you a paved path near campsites, parking lots, bathrooms, but I suppose they are a necessary evil. Also saw alot of dogs on the trail, not sure how they do it but must be rough on the smaller dogs.

Be ready for great mountain river views and alot of climbing near the end if you go clockwise.

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Turkey Pen Gap Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

we searched for a difficult trail and boy did we find it! We set out to complete the 5.9 mile loop and missed the trailhead for Wagon Wheel. This mistake added 5 miles to our trip...which took us toward Black Mnt. This was a huge climb in elevation- steep, narrow passage through lots of rhododendrons . Had we experienced the trail as originally intended, it would have been perfect. Note to those who come behind us...look closely for the wagon wheel trailhead on your right. its a tall vertical sign in a clearing. with all the leaves on the ground its hard to see. And, if you are looking for views, this is not the best trail to take. there are not many opportunities for views.

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