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16 hours ago

We took our whole youth group of high schoolers and made it to the top of the mountain in about 30 minutes. We spent about 30 minutes enjoying the view and taking many photos with the youth. Only a few of the kids had to take short breaks on the way up but all made it to the top and really were grateful for having decided to make this climb the thing to do on their free day.

If you are looking for a heart pumper and you are in the area - go for it! I tend to go for scenery- not much to look at on the way up. Top view was good but small vista area that can get crowded.

If you are looking for an easy trail that gives great 360 views- this is one of the best in that regard

Steep steps towards bottom. Down all the way in, up reverse. One of the nicest falls in NC. Well worth the hike

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6 days ago

Excellent trail. We hiked after a rain and it was muddy in places, but the waterfall was well worth the wait.

Great trail. Lots of people though. Didn’t expect to be that crowded. Nice waterfall.

Fun hike! Went after a rain storm so the trail was super muddy but not very crowded. Under the rainy/muddy conditions, the trail was more of a moderate hike. Lots of rocks at the end just before the gorgeous falls!

It is pretty! We went on a Saturday so crowded and it rained, so really muddy! More on the moderate side than easy. Had toddler with us that couldn’t be carried up the last steep rocky portion to the falls. Had view though!

This is a short but uphill hike the entire way with rewarding views at the end. The very last section leading to the summit is a bit of a rock scramble, but even the pups handled it like champs. The summit is small and could get really crowded when there are a lot of people and dogs. The trail was very muddy when I went after a rainy period so watch your footing.

hiking
8 days ago

Quick hike to see a waterfall off of the Blue Ridge Parkway! We did this hike in a slight rainfall and it was perfect weather! Falls were the best at that time too.

It’s was very fun and pretty easy, Nice for an afternoon hike... went with some children who enjoyed it a lot as well

on Craggy Pinnacle Trail

hiking
10 days ago

Great short hike to the summit from the parking area. You ascend around 400ft over 3/4 mile so not to bad. The trail is dirt and rocks. Great views at the top.

hiking
12 days ago

Plenty of parking available.
The trail was very well marked, and despite having rained earlier in the day, it wasn’t overly muddy or slick.
The falls were gorgeous! Definitely worth the hike to see. I strongly recommend hiking the full loop...there are beautiful views all along the way:) took less than 2 hours altogether, including time stopped to enjoy the breathtaking waterfall.

Beautiful scenic hike. Waterfall at top is gorgeous. Many areas of the trail were very muddy.

Wonderful!!!! Lots of falls, lots of shade. Easy hike and lots of places to stop and enjoy the water. Go up the ropes— you won’t regret it! Just stick nearest to the water once you’re up past marker 3 so you don’t get lost!

Great trail. Easy for kids. Beautiful falls with lots of areas to get your feet wet or take a little dip. Very crowded. Will try to go during the week next time.

The Falls were beautiful and worth every step of the hike. If you have children be very careful as the lower 2/3 of the trail has very jagged rocks and exposed roots. Will definitely hike this trail again when we are in the area.

Great hike with beautiful views of the waterfalls.

Loved this hike. Was so worth the drive. Second half is a bit harder, but some really pretty viewpoints. Also some nice rock formations to see.

Great short trail with waterfall. The road without a name off Wayah rd. is Forest Service Rd. 388. There is a sign on this road @ 2 miles in for the trail.

My kids and I love this trail.

hiking
22 days ago

Fun short hike, though the incline/decline is quite strenuous. We hiked it in the rain and the rocks were still fairly easy to navigate!

If you’re wanting to see Hebron Falls just go ahead and do the entire Boone Fork Trail backward, so you save the falls for close to the end. Nobody likes a there a back hike as much as a loop anyway, right?

Pretty hike but not really any signs so it ended up being a bit confusing.

hiking
23 days ago

This looped trail is really fun with great waterfall views. The road leading to it is 2 miles long of one lane section and can be a little dangerous, but we made it up and back just fine. If two cars need to pass in opposite directions, be cautious. Key is....be smart and drive up it slow.

beautiful waterfalls. great hike!

I found this to be a difficult hike but well worth it.

Loved this hike—quick but strenuous! It’s a steady climb on a well marked trail. It begins to get rocky and requires a slight bit of “climb” on the last stretch. The views at the top are lovely... not as vast as some other hikes I’ve done in the area (looking glass, john’s rock), but beautiful and a great reward for a shorter hike. The 4 vs 5 Star is primarily for the small space at the top. There were quite a few people, we had our dogs, and there was very little room for us to rest and take in the sights. Would definitely do it again!

It's an easy trail. Nice little loop walking by the river.

Great hike for the whole family! We have been twice and the hike to the top is awesome!

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