I’m an avid moderate/advanced hiker and there is a part of the trail where you are scaling some large rocks so lifting your leg 2-3 feet at a time. I think this is a moderate hike and not an easy hike, especially if it has rained recently or you are bringing a leashes dog. Beautiful though!

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blowdown
rocky
scramble
11 days ago

This hike has it all!

Very nice trail, was easy to socially distance, even on the Saturday before memorial day. I especially like the part by the creek, and the rock scrambling part.

To the man wondering if the dam was formed on its own or by a beaver: I saw a beaver on my walk back to the car, after we met

Tall trees along the trail. But Not always shaded.

We had a great hike here. Challenging at times, but mostly very relaxing. Did spot a few venomous snakes by the water area, so keep an eye out for that. Great spot though!

Great trail for a workout. Stays next to the creek for a while and you have to climb over some rocks. Liked it a lot.

It was a nice trail, though it was hard to follow the trails sometimes, we got a little lost trying to figure out how to get back to the cars.

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rocky
scramble
23 days ago

Really fun trail. It’s a mostly rocky path with a couple of steep inclines and downhill portions. The sounds of the creek are nice to listen to while you walk. It was our first visit and sort of confusing, there are blue blazes on the trees throughout the path but some were hard to spot. A great mix of shade and sun and plenty of spots to hang out by the water. I give it 4 stars because it was a bit confusing to find an entrance and the trail markers were sort of difficult to spot.

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rocky
24 days ago

5 stars for this part of North Carolina!! A good trail around here is woods and a creek for the kids to play in. This one has the added bonus of big rocks to hop across the river and practice climbing on! Makes it worth the kind of lame gravel road to get to the trail. Really beautiful, one of our favorites in the area!

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rocky
25 days ago

Loved the trail. Would definitely rate it moderate for my 50 yr old body. Some pretty steep inclines and short distances of rocky areas. Where you see the blue dot with a blue arrow under it, you need to cross the creek and turn right to stay on trail. You will likely get you feet wet if not in dry season. You may be able to back track a little and find a better access point to cross creek. The loop around Piney Mountain is where the steepest ascents and descents are located. On the Piney Mountain Loop where the trail runs along the creek, you will have to climb across a stretch of rocks for about a hundred yards. There are eventually rocks with blue dots on them to let you know you are on the right course. Loved the trail with it’s beautiful views of the creek and large rock outcroppings despite the minor challenges. Would definitely go back.

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rocky
25 days ago

Such an awesome trail that makes you feel like you’re in the mountains! New hope creek is beautiful and the blues around it are lovely. If you do this entire loop you’ll surely get a good workout in and see a variety of different landscapes.

Un lugar con muchas opciones puedes elegir los caminos fáciles oh puedes mantenerte junto al río para escalar un poco y caminar sobre rocas. Bonito lugar!!!!

Pretty n relaxing trail. Easy to do. Not a lot of variety though. Gravel all the way.

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rocky
scramble
29 days ago

Great trail if you are looking for something a bit rocky and hilly. There’s some nice river spots too

gorgeous, not too busy trail was dry, Creek view

This was a very nice trail. I followed the GPS of this loop and had to scale a few rocks which my dog was great at doing. I wasn't expecting that but it was a fun challenge. I am happy I had my GPS from all trails because there are so many intersections that I have no idea where I was going without the map. The signal gets really bad down by the river. I enjoyed this hike and it made me feel like I was in the mountains without the long drive!

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over grown
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Saw a few snakes by the water and my dog could barely get over the huge rock scramble in the middle of the loop right next to the river. Cut my hike short.

One of my favorite hikes in the area. Mix of hardwood and pine forests. Nice lengthy stretch along the river. The best part is the bluffs, which feature a microclimate with mountain laurels and big rhododendron.

rocky
1 month ago

nice trail with a few rocky spots. the trail is somewhat difficult to follow but overall a very nice walk.

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muddy
rocky
1 month ago

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