John Rock Trail Loop

EASY 44 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.

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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28 days ago

This trail offers camping at the base and near the top. If you follow the John Rock Trail blaze, there are some intensely steep climbs that elevate you several hundred feet in a matter of a half mile. Once an the top, you will get a nice view of Looking Glass Rock.

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1 month ago

Beautiful hike. Lots of roots and a pretty good climb. May be a little bit beyond easy for those not used to a climb. Once you get to the top it's all worth it.

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3 months ago

Starting at Cat Gap Loop trailhead at the Fish Hatchery (eastern side) hike to John Rock Loop, up to John Rock for great views (977 foot elevation change) back to Cat Gap bypass then the western side of Cat Gap Loop to parking area. One of our favorite hikes. Challenging, but rewarding.

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3 months ago

View at the top is amazing. The walk up and back is moderate, doable for most. Trail intersections can be a little confusing.

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