Very good hike. I went there ti see the view from John Rock, therefore I climbed up to the top on John Rock 365. Excellent view, but also the other part of the forest in this loop are very nice.

Great moderate hike. We did not do the Johns Rock loop and it took about 2 hours. Easy to find trail head, well blazed and pretty well groomed overall

great hike. took cat gap loop to John rock to get a great view.

This is a fantastic loop. The hike was more difficult than I anticipated but doable. Drink water and take breaks when needed. I took the loop to john rock then did the rest of the loop. The weather was perfect and I loved seeing all the fall foliage. An absolutely gorgeous hike

A nice hike but since it's 2 different trails, the directions on the app are a little confusing. Going clockwise, when you get to the top of the loop where you have the choice of blue or yellow, go blue which will take you along the creek. We came across numerous mountain bikers at the start but otherwise not a soul during peak color season!

Beautiful trail along the river, mountain views and many beautiful wildflowers.

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1 month ago

Excellent hike.

hiking
2 months ago

This is a real easy trail. If your a beginner or just want an easy day on the trails this is it. We've hiked this trail once before in the winter,and enjoyed it. It has had maintenance on the bridges which is nice. Some are still just logs to get across,although I enjoy the logs. But we couldn't take our dog on the trail before the maintenance because of the gaps in the log bridges. Not much to see on the trail ,it is also a mountain bike trail so look out for them as well. All around,just an easy trail for one of those days where you don't feel like pushing too hard.

hiking
2 months ago

This was a great hike! It was more of an incline than we thought it would be..its marked as moderate on this app,but it's actually marked as very difficult on the trail. A lot of roots and rocks ,but the trail is an interesting trail. Taking the bypass to John Rock is highly recommended if your up for a little more distance and incline,but the views are pretty amazing. It took us about 3 hrs-6 miles ,but we also hung out at Johns Rock for a little while. There were many people who were camping here and there,so if your up for pitching a tent,there are many flat areas. All around,we really enjoyed this hike ! Also, the store at the education center where you park has a map of the trail. I would stop in there and grab one before you go. It's open till 4:30pm.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail if you include the John Rock loop. Moderate to easy 3 hours for loop if you relax and hang out on John Rock. Better view than Looking Glass Rock.

3 months ago

Sometimes not marked clearly. Nice water along the way.

Great hike and John Rock is worth the extra time! Muddy in places. Beautiful views from the rock.

Great hike. Not easy

The entire Art Loeb is amazing and quite the challenge!!

Enjoyed a hiking trip here on Monday with my sister. This trail was breath-taking. Trails in NC are slightly different than the ones in SC and I find that refreshing!

Loved this. Definitely do the John Rock loop too, very worth the additional time.

Great walk in the woods. No big, open vistas at any point, but a great hike.