Rock Hop Trail Loop

EASY 12 reviews
#7 of 15 trails in

Rock Hop Trail Loop is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Flat Rock, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.4 miles
311 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly


mountain biking


Nice wood-covered walk along Bishop Branch, small waterfall and clearings. Start the trail by heading south on the Pulliam Creek Trail. About .3 miles down the trail you will come to an intersecting trail with the sign that reads "Rock Hop Trail". Take this down hill and to the east. Follow the Bishop Branch Creek for about 1/2 mile. You will have to cross the creek twice and both stream crossings are relatively easy. Along the way there are at least two major wildlife clearings. The trail is well maintained and there a few small waterfalls. At the end of the 1st clearing, go left or north. This becomes the Bishop Branch Trail. Take this until it intersects SR 1802. Hike back up the road about 1/4 mile back to the start of the Pulliam Creek Trail.

5 months ago

The trailhead is to the left of the parking area behind an orange gate. Take your first left, subsequently take every right turn. You will come to a meadow with a Rock Hop trailhead marker. Follow white, then red, then orange blazes. Ends on the road. Easy loop trail that follows a stream with a few nice cascades. Did it with a baby on our back.

7 months ago

Ok so did with family and dog. couldn't seem to find the loop? there was a path but it looked like it disappeared a while ago. The trail basically goes straight to a small stream and eventually ends up and the river. We didn't make it to the river. happy trails.

9 months ago

easy short loop. just keep to the right at the intersections to make a loop. the last lil stretch is back on the main road.

11 months ago

This is basically a connecting trail making a simple loop connecting two other, longer trails in the Green River Game Lands. Not bad for a short hike to get out of the house. Better as part of a longer hike planned across the game lands. The trail keepers have done an outstanding job on the markings of the Green River area trails, so that's no longer an issue. This is a hunting area. WEAR ORANGE. But I see other hikers on the Pulliam every time I hike here. Personally, I use the Rock Hop off of Pulliam, but turn right on Bishop Branch and then connect with Bear Branch back to Pulliam. This is a much longer, at times tricky, loop hike - but I really like it.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

An easy hike with our 8 kids ages 16-2. The water fall was less than inspiring in comparison to other local NC waterfalls. Read the other reviews for directions. Also this isn't a complete trail loop. the last 500 yards or so are on the road.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Pretty leisurely hike. I enjoy creeks, rocks, and waterfalls, this trail has all of these, but you have to go to the river.
It is hard to find. The directions listed here are so close, it's about 100 yards before this on a small slightly rocked pull off. We found it behind the gate at the big wooden sign as well.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Poorly marked, uneventful trail that leads you through the woods to cross a small creek a few times using small stones.

mountain biking
Thursday, March 20, 2014

Great trail but need to be careful on the rocks and falling trees!!!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Tried this trail to test out a new pack no markings on the trees and was very hard to find! After the pull off you have to look for the gate and unless you walk out on the road you'll never see it. Other then that it's a nice work out for a short hike

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Hunting ground, this is not a good place to hike

5 months ago