Rock Hop Trail Loop

EASY 6 reviews
#37 of 52 trails in

Rock Hop Trail Loop is a 1.4 mile loop trail located near Flat Rock, NC that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.4 miles 404 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

waterfall

Nice wood-covered walk along Bishop Branch, small waterfall and clearings. Start the trail by heading south on the Pulliam Creek Trail. About .3 miles down the trail you will come to an intersecting trail with the sign that reads "Rock Hop Trail". Take this down hill and to the east. Follow the Bishop Branch Creek for about 1/2 mile. You will have to cross the creek twice and both stream crossings are relatively easy. Along the way there are at least two major wildlife clearings. The trail is well maintained and there a few small waterfalls. At the end of the 1st clearing, go left or north. This becomes the Bishop Branch Trail. Take this until it intersects SR 1802. Hike back up the road about 1/4 mile back to the start of the Pulliam Creek Trail.

hiking
2 months ago

An easy hike with our 8 kids ages 16-2. The water fall was less than inspiring in comparison to other local NC waterfalls. Read the other reviews for directions. Also this isn't a complete trail loop. the last 500 yards or so are on the road.

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty leisurely hike. I enjoy creeks, rocks, and waterfalls, this trail has all of these, but you have to go to the river.
It is hard to find. The directions listed here are so close, it's about 100 yards before this on a small slightly rocked pull off. We found it behind the gate at the big wooden sign as well.

1 year ago

Poorly marked, uneventful trail that leads you through the woods to cross a small creek a few times using small stones.

mountain biking
2 years ago

Great trail but need to be careful on the rocks and falling trees!!!

hiking
2 years ago

Tried this trail to test out a new pack no markings on the trees and was very hard to find! After the pull off you have to look for the gate and unless you walk out on the road you'll never see it. Other then that it's a nice work out for a short hike

hiking
3 years ago

Hunting ground, this is not a good place to hike