Glen Burney Trail

HARD 150 reviews
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Glen Burney Trail is a 2.1 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
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
620 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bridge out

8 days ago

What a gem! But watch your footing as some trail sections are narrow and have steep drops. Very unexpected just a couple blocks from downtown.

hiking
24 days ago

I did this hike yesterday, it’s rated hard but I think it’s more of a moderate trail mostly because of the length. You do you have to be careful because of the roots but it’s not strenuous. It’s wonderful hike especially since it’s so close to downtown Blowing Rock. I did it in a little over an hour and that’s was taking breaks to view the falls.

1 month ago

Such a great trail! We have hiked it several times and love it more each time. It is a great "quicker" hike to get a good workout in for the day. Smooth and quick going in, but more tough coming out.

hiking
1 month ago

Wrong shoe choice proved to be difficult. Bring washed out, but would have been fine with proper shoes.

1 month ago

awesome! series of waterfalls. good memories

2 months ago

Very nice family trail with some elevation

2 months ago

Awesome waterfall at the end

2 months ago

good trail, really nice waterfalls

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome adventure on our last hike! The bridge had been washed away so we simply crossed through the creek on the hike in. As soon as we got to the falls we got hit with a massive storm. We raced back up the trail and when we got back to the bridgeless crossing the creek had become a raging river. We used some rope and rigged up a harness so we could safely get through the water without getting swept away. We were soaked but it was an awesome experience!

3 months ago

Steep hike. I never see anyone of this trail. It’s nice because it’s close to town and very beautiful

hiking
4 months ago

People should not bring dogs on this trail!. Some paths were very narrow and easy to fall. I have hiked in Oregon, California, Arizona, Australia, and New Zealand. I think this trail was moderate. Watch out for hidden stumps!!!

hiking
4 months ago

the trail is " closed" due to a bridge outing. there are rocks and a piece of wood in its place to hop across. two down trees to go over/under. 3 nice waterfalls and good incline. worth it

4 months ago

Drove to trailhead only to find a closed sign!

hiking
7 months 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
8 months 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
8 months 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.

9 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful trail and a good solitude hike

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

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

10 months ago

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

11 months ago

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

hiking
11 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
11 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
11 months ago

Great waterfall views!

hiking
11 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
Monday, August 07, 2017

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!

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Fun quick hike right off Main St.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

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

hiking
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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.

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