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hiking
10 hours ago

I've been coming here since high school! It is very populated so it is best to go on week days. The parking lot is usually overflowing. It is best to drive across the bridge and park on the other side of the river and you can walk from another bridge and go about that way. There are lots of rocks to stop and swim along the way. Unfortunately, I have stopped going here due to increase in trash/broken glass. Still a very cool place to explore in the middle of the city!

this trail is beautiful. it's the first trail I've ever hiked that starts by descending for roughly one mile. my view at the top was disappointing, it was so foggy that I couldn't see anything, but I also kind of knew the weather would block my view before I started it. the entire trail was gorgeous and I cant wait to go back to the mountains.

hiking
10 days ago

This is my favorite hike out of a handful I've done in SW VA so far! The first mile or so is easy trail, then it becomes more rocky. There are several sections where you have to scramble up and walk across parallel rocks/ledges. No real exposure or threat of falling, just a whole lot of fun! About .3 mile from the top, we decided to go in shifts because the dogs weren't very comfortable continuing (a good decision). There's a lot of extra scrambling and climbing to be had at the tooth/teeth themselves, but you'll be satisfied with the view even if you don't want to climb. The trail is well marked with white (when it's part of the AT) and blue blazes. There is an outhouse at the trailhead. No fees to park. Surprisingly uncrowded at 8:30am on a Saturday (home football game). My GPS had us at about 4.75 miles round trip.

mountain biking
11 days ago

not a trail, just a flat paved side walk type great for walking and commuter bikes. nothing fun for mountain bikes. there a a few real trails off of it however.

on Dragon's Tooth Trail

15 days ago

loved it cant wait to do it again well worth it

hiking
20 days ago

Short but challenging hike. Lots of rocks to climb over near the summit. Not crowded at all during the week, but that's very different on the weekend.

easy on the way in but walking back is what will kill you. bring lots of water

on Andrews Bald Trail

hiking
22 days ago

This is a beautiful hike we have done a few times. It is easy going to Andrews Bald but moderate/strenuous coming back up. The views are spectacular. This is a trail you can be all alone on or it is packed.This is a definite must hike if you are visiting the area.

when you get to the rock climbing wall at the end of the bridge to the left there's a small crawlspace that's not visible but if you find it a good adventure begins

Great hike! But a lot of rock climbing too! #notyourgrandmashike

Well maintained trail. Pretty views from the bald. Weird to be climbing up on your way out, but doable & lovely.

probably one of my favourite hikes to date. beautiful and full of everything good in the mtns.

nature trips
1 month ago

An awesome hike, lots of switchbacks on the trail and a lot of steep inclines. The last half mile of the trail is pretty much a scamper up some fairly tough rocks. But when you get to the tooth you’ll know why you did it. I almost stepped on a rattlesnake on this trail as well so my adrenaline was in a bit of overdrive. Highly recommended! Will be doing this again soon!

hiking
1 month ago

Peaceful hike to a gorgeous bald with stunning views. The day we went the parking lot was packed but everybody else went the other way, we had the trail to ourselves, literally, all the way down and back up. Loved the hike. Not too strenuous, and took us under 2 hours.

scenic driving
1 month ago

Beautiful drive! We were there when the fog was hanging around. It made the view even more beautiful! Definitely would go back!

walking
1 month ago

Really interesting trail, but very populated. It's an easy hike with a lot to see and several spots for the pups (and you) to swim. The bridge over the James River was a really cool way to start and end the trip. The structures and rock wall along the way were really cool places to explore and take photos. I'd say it's more of an urban walk than a hike, though. We had to park a bit up the road (parking is very limited, especially for how busy it is) and in total "hiked" just over 3 miles from start to finish.

I tore my calf muscle .1 miles from the top and coming down wasn’t fun... so be careful

hiking
1 month ago

Loved it. One of my favorites.

1 month ago

Great way to get around downtown without going through the hustle bustle of busy streets. There are restaurants with outdoor seating along the path. Excellent urban path!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views. Easy hike so bring a picnic!

hiking
1 month ago

I liked this one. It was an easy walk, mostly down, well marked. The view isn't breathtaking, but it is nice. I did it as part of Forney Ridge to Silers Bald to Clingman Loop. This is probably the best segment of it

hiking
1 month ago

Hard but amazing!

Great trail just to get out and about. Very easy. Make it longer by walking the Buttermilk trail to Belle Isle.

I have hiked this many times. Fun trail with a rock scramble near the top. It can be crowded and parking can be tough especially on weekends.

Beautiful hidden treasure in Greensboro! There was one section near power transformers but other then that it was awesome!

Very neat trail. Shaded and a lot of historical pieces along the trail. Bring water and bug spray!

Great hike, beautiful views. Unique in that you hike down first and ascend on return.

There is a fair amount of climbing rather than hiking in the last .7 of a mile. That being said the view is worth every inch of the trail.

camping
2 months ago

Fun hike out to a few granite pinnacles. Along the way are numerous overlooks of the gorge, as well as spots for dispersed camping and cliffs with access trails to bolts for rapelling and top roping.

Great way to get away from the crowds at Clingmans Dome. The trail is well maintained. It goes downhill from the parking area so be prepared for coming uphill on the way back. Most of the trail is tree covered and it was nice and cool with the breeze.

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