John Rock Trail Loop

EASY 28 reviews
#30 of 121 trails in

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.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1177 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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2 months ago

Perfect for what I was looking for, today. Stream crossings, well maintained trail, good distance, and great views at the summit.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

We chose the moderate way up verses the steep. The way we went was definitely moderate if you just getting into hiking like I am. If you are looking for a challenging day trip this is for you, otherwise choose another trail. Beautiful views at the top!

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

I'm not sure why this is listed as "easy" but I feel it is strongly "moderate". I'm a 35 yr old female in decent shape and have done plenty of hiking in the mountains. This trail has lots of exposed roots and rocks and has extended sections of uphill.... some crossing small streams with no bridge, some mud, narrow path. And it's not super well marked in some areas, really appreciated the app showing the way! That being said, my husband and i loved it. Great view near the top and plenty of small waterfalls along the way.

hiking
3 months 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.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months 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
4 months 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!

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike, great view!