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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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Lower Haw River State Natural Area Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

We had trouble figuring out how to access the trail from 64, so we ended up going to Bynum to start from the northern end. There is a parking area and kiosk right at the pedestrian bridge, but technically the trail doesn't start there. If you look south across a field and old industrial site you will see another parking lot. The trail starts there. Walk through that parking lot and the trail starts on the far side. Do NOT take the small gravel path hat goes directly to the river.
We only hiked about a mile down and back, but it looks to be a very nice trail: well maintained, scenic, and secluded. Will definitely head back to do the whole thing when we have the time.

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Crabtree Falls Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

The waterfall was beautiful, but there is not a good place to swim there. I wouldn't recommend taking the whole loop because there's not any change of scenery and seems like a lot of work with minimal reward. So, I recommend doubling back after getting to the waterfall to avoid the onerous loop.

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Pharr
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44 Completed 2 Reviews

Very nice trail! Easy to get to. Take I-85 exit 23, head toward McAdenville. Turn left onto Dickinson Rd and follow to end. Nice parking area. Trail can get muddy in spots, but overall very enjoyable trail. Ends in an housing development. Can keep walking another 2 miles to George Poston Park for an round-trip of 8-9 miles. Depends on how serious of hiking you want to do.

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The Narrows
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15 Completed 1 Reviews

3rd time hiking it. It was much more eroded than the last two times I plan on putting ropes in certain places needed the next time I go. Awesome and extreme also dangerous if not prepared .experienced hikers only in my opinion

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Lost Cove Area Trails
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

This is a fantastic trail. Agreed it is not 20 miles, but it is a good 7 to 8 mile loop. Plenty of water as you cross the creek several times and the waterfalls are beautiful. If you want to camp (we did with our 7 year old), there are several excellent sites all close by the creek. Put this on your list of "Must Hikes".

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Appalachian Trail: Carvers Gap to US 19E
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7 Completed 1 Reviews

I haven't quite finished this hike. I made it to Stan Murray Shelter. The balds were breathtaking and a sight to see. Started early that morning with a chill in the air and fog in abundance, it gave it a mysical feel. The hike back was even better. The fog had lifted and it was like taking two separate trails.

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Lake Johnson
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7 Completed 1 Reviews

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Mouse Creek Falls
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

These directions and map pin are wrong you want to take I-40 from Nc to the first exit in TN (Waterville rd) take left go by power plant and follow signs to GSMNP go past ranger station to parking area great hike for children

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Beaverdam West Loop
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

Beaver dam west loop is a mountain bike trail that connects to the south loop mountain bike trail. It is a fun, fast and a moderately technical trail. It can be used for hiking but it is primarily a MTB trail. Hikers should step aside for bikers. The south loop is 7 miles an a little more technical with a lot more climbing. Both trails are one way and once you start the south loop you are committed to the full 7 miles. These trails are some of the best in the greater Raleigh area. Trails are most always closed for one or two days after a rain.

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Four Mile Creek Greenway
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6 Completed 2 Reviews

Wide trail with boardwalk, gravel. Pleasant area. Mostly shaded, so nice walking trail for warm days. Meets up with the Squirrel Lake Park walkway, which is paved. Not a loop, so whichever way you enter, you will be walking back the same path.

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