Long Rocks Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews

Long Rocks Trail is a 1.5 mile out and back trail located near Hendersonville, North Carolina. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
344 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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hiking
18 days ago

Nice trail with a slight climb to a fire pit and wooden bench seating. Easy for young kids. Very secluded, but not terribly scenic.

We parked right at the trail head in a small clearing at the end of Bowen Blvd. You’ll feel like you’re in the wrong place, but keep going - you’ll get there.

1 month ago

Total solitude and nice view from the top were the best things about the hike. A good part of Geyer Trail (didn't know the name until I saw on sign at top) was deeply rutted. There was a sign for Jim Redd trail at the top and I decided to take that back out as another hiker had mentioned it was slightly longer. I didn't know it led to another trail head and had to turn back a little over a mile later when it ended at a highway. So I hiked 4 miles rather than 1.5 but that was fine. Fresh scat and small bear paw print made hike more interesting.

hiking
3 months ago

Just so you know, to get to the trail head, you have to drive into this campground place. There are signs that say "registered guests only". Keep going. Head toward the guest houses. Keep going. Then you reach the trail head.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

I actually hiked Jim Redd Trail but it ends up at the same overlook just a longer route. Beautiful view

hiking
Thursday, September 15, 2016

This is in Kaunga Conference. The trail is behind a metal gate at the end of Bowen boulevard. There is a small hiking stake that marks the trail. It is a steep incline and there is some wash out but the trail is passable. You will see a campfire spot at the top. Just keep going straight and there is a very nice mountain view. I did this hike after work during the week. It took like 40 mins.

hiking
Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Start at the metal gate and continue up the incline. You'll come to a split where the Long Rocks Trail goes off to the right (there's a sign). We saw (almost stepped on) a small, harmless ring-necked snake on the way up. When you reach the small rock overlook at the top (just past the campfire area) you can turn around. However, we continued on the trail as it turned to the east and then later turned back towards the conference center. There is a split where staying straight goes to private property (clearly marked sign). Turn right. This beautiful section of trail was smaller and marked by a blue blaze. It follows a stream down and with some small boardwalk/bridge crossings. At one point there is a split with a nice little boardwalk bridge crossing the stream to the right. Both paths continue to follow the stream (on either side), but the path to the right turns back to Bowen Boulevard near the start of the trail. I wouldn't advise exploring unfamiliar trails without GPS, BTW.

hiking
Saturday, July 30, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Take Bowen Boulevard to the end, then continue straight a short distance on the gravel road to the metal gate and park. A very easy walk in the woods with a slight incline, some roots and rocks to navigate. At one point, the trail splits without signs - continue to go straight (slightly to the left). You will see a cleared area with seating for a campfire. A little further past that, the trail ends on a rock overlook with a pretty mountain view.