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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.

Loved it! Perfect length and gorgeous view!

Pros: Excellent views and scenery, lush forests, wonderful day hike
Cons: Limited parking, steep grades and switchbacks
Recommendations: Trekking poles or hiking stick, plenty of water, sack lunch at moutain top

11 days ago

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

This trail is definitely difficult. Most of the time you are on a steep incline. I needed a break here and there. But, the end is worth the work. You know you are near the end when you start going down hill for a bit. The view is beyond words. Definitely a must do if you are in the Brevard, NC area. Approximately a 3 hour round trip.

Great trail! The hike is pretty steep but is well worth it! Great place at the top for pictures and a much needed break!

Very cool place, sunset is the best part! overall is a great hike, definitely will be coming back in the future!

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

Lots is up with this trail. The first mile is fairly mild. You then begin switchbacks which take you up to a few rock outcrops with no view. Don't give up, keep following the trail, and as you begin to go down, you get to the rock. Great views, and worth the climb.

View from summit is somewhat limited - 180 degrees - but still amazing. Hike is long but good. Lots of trail traffic when I went in the fall.

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24 days ago

The Coontree Loop is a hiking only trail. There is a 1 mile section where the Bennet Gap trail and Coontree run concurrently and this is only section legal for bikes.

Steep, but the view worth it

The trail was in Great Shape, however I was not. I wouldn't say this trail was very difficult for somewhat regular hikers however if it's your first time hiking in a while you might want to consider another starting out.


Beautiful waterfall. You can see it from the road. Large water flow compared to Moore's Cove