John Rock Trail Loop

EASY 15 reviews
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John Rock Trail Loop is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ducktown, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.9 miles 1177 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
7 days ago

Fantastic trail, but it was definitely more moderate than easy with some steep uphill and the roots that covered the majority of the trail. There were also some quite muddy sections, considering the drought that is happening. Overall a fantastic day hike with a beautiful view at the top.

10 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

More moderate than easy I would say. The hike up the mountain is kind of rough but it's definitely worth the view when you reach the top.

hiking
1 month ago

John Rock is a fantastic day hike, although to access the John Rock trail you have to use the loop trail coming from the fish hatchery/parking area.
All in all the trek is a moderate 5 -ish miles. Making for a perfect adventure and solid day in the woods!

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike, great view!

hiking
4 months ago

Awesome hike! So secluded, on Saturday in November it's hard to find a peaceful trail. Was such an amazing view. After you get to the peak(the overlook) there's a nice little 2 mile hike through the woods to the graveyard field parking lot. Nothing too special just a sweet little lightly travelled trail !

hiking
4 months ago

It's a tuff hike, however when you reach the top, it's well worth your hard work.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Trail starts at the fish hatchery as the Cat loop trail. The John Rock trail comes in at 1.8 miles, and is well marked to take a right turn. Follow the markers for a steep climb to the top. As you get close to the top, you will notice some side trails. These take you out to vistas. You need to take the third or fourth one to get to the rock face (john's rock), and beautiful views. You get back on the John's Rock trail which takes you the rest of the way up, and then down the other side of the mountain. View is well worth the climb.

hiking
6 months ago

the view is so worth it!
not to difficult.

6 months ago

walking
6 months ago

Great view ... Moderate with some difficulty

hiking
1 year ago

hiking
2 years ago

Another nice leg stretcher on the parkway. The views are obstructed most of the way, but still a nice walk in the woods.