Glen Burney Trail

HARD 121 reviews
#17 of 135 trails in

Glen Burney Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Blowing Rock, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
656 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

hiking
13 days ago

A favorite hike! My daughter and I enjoyed this hike so much we went back to back days.

Just hard enough for a challenge but fun enough to be..well fun. I would not recommend little ones as some have but thats me. Kids cost too much to lose one.

Will 100% do this again when we are in Blowing Rock.

hiking
1 month ago

Don't let the "hard" rating scare you away if you are not an "experienced adventurer". I've been taking my kids here since they were about 3. Not that we've done the whole trail, but if you're enjoying a day in downtown Blowing Rock and want a hike, this is so convenient and fun. Maybe it gets harder towards the end, but at least the first mile-ish is fun for kids who like to scramble over roots and rocks, etc.

hiking
1 month ago

Bummed! Giving it 3 stars but BEWARE! We drove to Blowing Rock only to find the trail closed for repairs. It would be nice if the website had stated this. Went to Daniel Boone Fork trail instead...nice hike.

2 months ago

Perfect if your in Blowing Rock. Steep Hike. Water falls are not large but still nice.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful trail and a good solitude hike

hiking
3 months ago

great workout, awesome hike, will return once the leaves drop

hiking
3 months ago

Two pretty waterfalls. Steep hike but worth it! Not too hard since it is a short trail.

3 months ago

Nice workout in the hike back up from the falls. Nice pool to soak in at Glen Marie Falls.

4 months ago

Very narrow in places, watch your footing. Coming out is definitely a workout.

hiking
4 months ago

If you're in Blowing Rock and don't want to explore elsewhere for a hike then this one will have to do. There are many more nice hikes in the area. To many downed trees and debris in the creek to call this a beautiful hike and waterfalls. Good exercise coming back up the trail but that's about it.

hiking
4 months ago

VERY narrow trail. If it's crowded, expect it to go slowly. It's tough to bring a dog as well. We did, and not all people like dogs, some are afraid and other dogs aren't always friendly. Very challenging to pass on the trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Great waterfall views!

hiking
4 months ago

chilly dah in tha old rich people city. many clouds. 2 waterfalls. Glen's H2O blizzard was more blitzen than the ladyfall. fun to wash my bod in. fresh feelin clear water.

hiking
5 months ago

I went down easy but coming up was anything but. Granted if you're rolling slowly down, you will fair better coming up. I went down like Flo-Jo and came back up, slow. Needless to say, I was traveling with a 12-lb weight vest which added to the difficulty. I'd do it all again!

6 months ago

Fun quick hike right off Main St.

6 months ago

Very rocky and steep but definitely worth the pain. The falls are beautiful.

hiking
6 months ago

Incredibly beautiful trail with waterfalls and wildlife. The trail is a bit treacherous in places where there were exposed roots and muddy areas. My mom and I are beginners and the trail took us 2 1/2 hours. We were envious of others who had walking sticks and would recommend them to others. We saw deer, chipmunks, many birds, and lots of mosquitoes. We had a great time and plan to return.

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail. Not crowded and beautiful falls.

hiking
7 months ago

The waterfalls are well with the hike, but make sure you go all the way down to Glen Marie falls.

hiking
7 months ago

Easy getting down to a very beautiful waterfall, fairly challenging getting back up at a steady pace. Nice hike to a nice view :)

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