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Reasonover Creek Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cedar Mountain, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 5.3 mi Elevation gain 662 ft Route type Loop
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Experience the natural beauty of Dupont's Lake Julia and test your skills crossing Reasonover Creek on this trip. This trip covers the Reasonover Creek Trail, which features two challenging creek crossings, an abandoned airstrip, and a stunning view of Lake Julia. This one-hundred-acre lake is actually man made, and is surrounded by rocky cliffs. This loop can be hiked or mountain-biked. It is moderately difficult, considering the two river crossings. The scouts of Brevard Troop 703 provide audio guides at major intersections and points of interest. The loop begins at Fawn Lake Access Area and proceeds along the following trails: Right (from parking area) onto Reasonover Creek Trail. Left on Lake Julia Road. Hard left on Camp Summit Road. Turn left onto Conservation Road back to parking lot.

Bring water, sunscreen, shoes and clothing that you don't mind getting wet. The best time to take this trip is when it is not raining, or has not rained in the past day, because the creek will rise. Directions from Brevard: Turn south 5.3 miles on DuPont Road that turns into Staton Road. Go past the Hooker Falls and High Falls Access Areas to a left at the end of Staton Road on Cascade Lakes Road. Go 2.5 miles past the Corn Mills Shoals Access Area to a left on Reasonover Road just before US-276. The Fawn Lake Access Area is 2.8 miles on the left.

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Victor Yesakov
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David Macindoe
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Drew LaGrande
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Nice trail once you got on it. From the parking area you took a gravel road to the trail. I started off heading towards Fern Lake. It is a little tricky to find the right trail. Also, it seems that it may be a longer period of traveling up hill. I was running against the flow of mountain bikers traveling in the opposite direction.

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Libby Fisher
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I would’ve given this a four star rating except the last half is on gravel roads with little of interest. Reasonover Creek trail itself is lively with several nice crossings and easy footing through the woods. A few peeks at Lake Julia from the road but that’s about it. One of the creek crossings is a little tricky but the other two are not bad.

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Anastasia Bubin
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AD Barnes
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The Reasonover trail is very nice. More open forest than a lot of trails in this area. Not rocky and not many exposed roots. Easy to walk or run with paying too much attention to where you are putting your feet. The bridge across the stream is out so you'll need to get your feet wet or head up stream looking for some rocks to jump across the stream, which I successful did.

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Jill Johnson
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Enjoyed this hike even though the bridge was out... we shed socks and shoes and waded across. COLD water but totally manageable and dog wasn’t phased one bit LOL!! Part of trail meanders near/over water which made for nice views and photos. Brought us up to an abandoned airstrip which was cool to explore. Wanted to continue to Bridal View Falls but ran out of time. Hike back down nice wide, easy road.

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Lisa Jones
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My husband and I hiked this loop with our dog. Excellent rhododendron lined shaded trail. Bring a lunch to sit and enjoy the lakes. Not too rigorous...the creek crossings were fine for us too. Will do again.

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Julia Ross
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Nice trail. I recommend hiking clockwise to 1) do the gravel roads first and 2) ensure the horse ford creek crossing near Lake Julia is cross-able since the bridge is out.

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Sandra Keffer
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What a nice hike. You have to cross the creek twice on rocks and boulders that are placed. Not too steep, lots of shade, and you get to see two lakes. Lake Julia and Fawn Lake. Take a picnic and enjoy at Lake Julia. Not crowded at all. Fawn Lake is usually more crowded because it’s close to the parking lot.

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Hilary Ohlwein
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Dog friendly easy hike to fawn lake.

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Pam Keim
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Really enjoyed this hike today though I didn’t make the loop because my rock hopping isn’t quite goid enough for the last creek crossing. Will make a second attempt for sure! Nice and shady trail with just enough up and down tomake it a bit of a challenge. Get there early to beat the mountain bikers, though.

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Kate Krones
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Easy hike / walk in the woods. Creek crossings were good today - can get across with dry feet if you're careful. Lake views were gorgeous.

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Julia Ross
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Nice hike through the woods with wildflowers and winter view of Lake Julia. Creek crossings were manageable with rocks to step on.

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Daniel Bussel
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the bridge by horse pasture road is out, so had to go to camp summit road, then down conservancy road. the hike honestly wasnt good other than the river about halfway.

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Dan Fischer
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Two stream crossings first one rock hip. Bridge out down by Lake have to cross at Horse Ford downstream some rocks with 3 inches water over them no boots mean wet feet.

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Daniel JP
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Nice hike. Definitely not a “hard” rating in my opinion. Fairly easy with a nice view of the lake. Bridge out at one point in the river so had to use the “horse ford” and water was fairly high due to rain. Other than the freezing cold walk through the water it was quick and enjoyable.

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Leah Yarbrough
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Love this trail..it was lightly traveled the day we went..early in the week..until we got to Fawn Lake which seems to be a popular swimming hole..Lake Julia was beautiful and void of people..This is a moderate hike and has beautiful streams..One of my favs!!

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Rebecca Stage
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Not too challenging. Kids 5, 8, 10, and 12 all hiked it and enjoyed a swim in the middle. Will definitely do it again!

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Julia Ross
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Alan Assner
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Chase LaGrande
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Charles Fisher
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Martha Worthy
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Michael Rounds
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Jeremy Wills
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Jeremy Wills
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Darren Swanson
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Page Shepherd
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