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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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New Hope Overlook
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564 Completed 192 Reviews

Starting in early afternoon, this hike took us through pine stands and hardwood forest, around many of the fingers of one section of Jordan Lake, with lots of ups and downs, crossing creeks and runoffs. The trail is suitable for trail running, but there are some rocky and muddy areas. The trail starts at the parking lot above the larger boat ramp parking lot. We went counterclockwise. The trail starts with both the red and blue trail markers - the blue trail is a 2.7 mile loop and the red trail adds another 2.7 mile loop to make it a 5.4 mile hike. The blue trail hikes mostly through Area A and the red through Area B, which is more interesting, has more hardwoods and is higher in elevation. We encountered lots of people walking their dogs on this trail and if you like a walk in the woods, it's a nice hike; if you prefer wide open ridge hiking like me, this is not the trail for you. Still we enjoyed it on a 50 degree winter day as line of sight is not encumbered by all the leaves on the trees. Was a good workout.

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Wilson Creek - Harper Creek Falls Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

About 150 yard before trail seems to end at Falls, look for trail on right. Trail convince on above the Falls. Lots of Creek crossings so beware.

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Mount Pisgah Area Trails
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Really enjoyed this hike. Great views from the top. Was more moderate.

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Alder Trail Loop Hike
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Crappy state park. Will not be back. Gate open, but all trails marked "closed". Nowhere on this site or even at the gate did it say everything within the confines were closed to foot & bike traffic (all trails). Drove over an hour to get here after visiting this website. Everything here looks like they give it about half-effort or less. There are some really nice parks out there & this isn't one. Po-dunky & haphazard. Go enjoy yourself at another park where you can enjoy a walk in 50 degree weather in January, and not a generic one that closes all of its trails.

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Linville Gorge Trail aka Linville River Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Fantastic, but very challenging, hike! I read all of the reviews on various forums, and yet still underestimated the difficulty. That being said, it certainly felt like a great accomplishment. I did the Brushy Ridge Trail. In my 15 + years of hiking, I have only fallen/slipped about 5 times... during this 24 hour trip, I fell/slipped 8 times... clearly got to the point where I had to start counting. I appreciate a great challenge, and look forward to doing more pieces of the east rim. One of the hikers I ran into encouraged to try the same Brushy Ridge Trail in the summer time when the water is a bit warmer, and you could cross it to jump on the Linville Gorge Trail. Great idea, and I look forward to trying it out!

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Roan Mountain Trail
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7 Completed 8 Reviews

When I went it was October and extremely foggy other than that it was a fun hike!

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Stone Mountain Loop Trail
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7 Completed 8 Reviews

Great trails.. family friendly.. nice views!

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Hollow Rock Trail
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7 Completed 8 Reviews

Good views and nice wilderness feel to it.. Actually a pretty easy hike.. Very fun!

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Grindstone Trail
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7 Completed 8 Reviews

Nice little trail in Alexander county.. Nice views on a clear day and a very quiet hike!

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Elk River Falls Trail
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7 Completed 8 Reviews

Easy trail with a great view at the end.. Me and my wife loved it!

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