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3 days ago

Easy. Beautiful in Winter.

So beautiful! The beginning is definitely steep, but so worth it for the views! I did it with my 14 month old on my back and was a great workout! Would love to come back and camp here.

This trail should be labeled as hard. If you search table Rock trails in this app, table loop from Spence ridge trail will come up and it is labeled as hard. This trail is the same thing + the extra few mile walk. I assume it is labeled as moderate because the way down is easy and maybe the few extra mile walk is too. Spence ridge has no switch backs and is straight up. I would consider myself someone that's in shape but this was tough for me. My boxer/lab mix loved it though. I will be back.

hiking
12 days ago

Lightly traveled earlier in the day.

Great trail! The view was amazing and it was a nice place to sit and eat lunch. Make sure you have a map or GPS and be prepared to walk through some water!

Easy and pretty, nice walk

I love coming here in the winter and walking through the morning mist. No wildflowers, but I feel like I’m in LOTR. And not many people make it up here in early winter. If the visitors’ center is closed off, you can park at the picnic area.

trail running
14 days ago

Just completed a trail run here for the first time and will definitely be back. Even on a cloudy/rainy day the views were incredible. Plus it links up with the Mountains to Sea trail so you can go as long or short as you like.

The first mile is the most difficult - rocky elevation gain - but then you get to traipse along the ridge line for a while and it’s a breeze.

This was a quick trail. Definitely easy to moderate. Some areas may be slippery when wet. Also, we took two wrong turns. There were no trail markers.

hiking
16 days ago

Hiked numerous times! Not an easy trail.

Great views. Relatively easy trail.

Awesome. Start at wolf pit go as far as you like. Great sunset

on Rough Ridge

hiking
18 days ago

Great hike off the Blue Ridge Parkway with amazing views.

Short hike, pretty easy, I got to the top in about 20-30 minutes. View at the top is awesome and it’s about a 270 degree view. There are a lot of different spots at the top to sit down and enjoy the view

hiking
20 days ago

We parked at the stables and went in November. It was on the tail end of lead season and beautiful.

Some of the reviews/directions are hard to follow on here. Take the main road and use the BUCKHORN GAP trail head. We missed this and ended up three miles uphill.

Once we got on track it was pretty straight forward and the directions made sense. Just make sure to use the correct trail head.

Great to go at sunset.

the view from atop was beautiful. The hike up was fairly short. I did enjoy a nice open view of the sunset.

hiking
21 days ago

It’s really a hidden treasure.

hiking
22 days ago

Well maintained trail that does not have too much elevation gain. On the hike up, you will be treated to a good view of Stone Mountain. Towards the end to Wolf Rock, the trail evens out. The views from Wolf Rock are great especially in Autumn. On the hike back down, venture on to Cedar Rock Trail for a great view of Stone Mountain from Cedar Rock and the Blue Ridge Mountains before you come to to the Hutchinson homestead at the base of Stone Mountain.

An amazing trail but I’d definitely rate this on the “harder side of moderate” - the view at the end is ABSOLUTELY worth it.

I have wanted to hike this trail for over a year and finally got to tackle it today. It's rocky and muddy but manageable. The views of the mountains and the Linn Cove Viaduct are amazing! Well worth the trip.

Moderate trail with views along the way. I was able to bring my girlfriend (who isnt much of a outdoorsman or hiker either). The first 2/3 of the trail is an easy climb but the last leg is where your calves and glutes really have to kick in. One at the top there are a couple lookouts with amazing views. Make sure to go to the top where you’ll get a 360 degree view.

hiking
25 days ago

Hiked this one after I completed the Stone Mtn Loop. Nice view of the Blue Ridge at the top...maybe the best view in the park.

Very pretty and quiet trail. Never figured out the loop. Hiked about 4.5 miles up the mountain to find the trail is a dead end. Whoops.

Short hike with a relaxing pace and gentle switch backs. Beautiful woods. Nice clearing at the top with spectacular view perfect for a picnic or a morning coffee.

hiking
27 days ago

Amazing views my 10 year old loved this trail. Bring your camera for great photo op!

Absolutely beautiful at the top. Do it. You won’t be disappointed.

hiking
27 days ago

Completed this trail along with the Black Jack Ridge, Cedar Rock, & Stone Mountain Loop trails to make an 8.6 mile loop. This trail is also one of the less traveled which is a nice break away from the people pollution that tend to frequent the Stone Mountain Loop Trail.

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