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, walking, and mountain biking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 1.4 miles Elevation Gain: 311 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

walking

waterfall

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.

hiking
18 days ago

The only gripe we had was the trail wasn’t as shown. But we referred to another’s recording and found the rest of the path! Great for our small dogs!

hiking
22 days ago

Beautiful views. Multiple Creek views and crossings. Quiet and easy trail.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Wasn’t greatest trail

hiking
muddy
washed out
1 month ago

Very easy trail that has a lots of water in the form of creeks, could have the trailhead marked better to find the entrance. Enjoy!

hiking
1 month ago

I had a difficult time finding this exact trail and was never on the trail as outlined by this app. I eventually found the start of the trail as detailed by other reviewer‘s. However if you take the bishop branch Trail back out to the road, you end up having to walk up the road to get back to your car. I’m sure there are many other great trails in this area and would be willing to explore again.

hiking
7 months ago

Trail was great as long as you know where you are going. First branch is a little hard to see but there is a sign. Pretty steep descent so careful with kids. Stream crossings are easy. We followed the description directions and they don’t follow the AllTrails track. Didn’t see the highlighted trail that climbs towards the road at the bottom but did see where it merged towards the end.

hiking
11 months ago

good hike but not marked well at all.

recorded Rock Hop Trail Loop

hiking
off trail
Sun May 05 2019

Not marked and so many trails run into each other. Definitely need to look at the map before picking a direction.

Sun Jan 06 2019

Visit again

hiking
Wed Aug 30 2017

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.

Wed Jun 28 2017

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.

Fri May 12 2017

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.

hiking
Fri Mar 03 2017

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.

hiking
Wed Sep 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.

hiking
Tue Aug 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.

Mon Dec 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
Thu Mar 20 2014

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

hiking
Mon Dec 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

hiking
Sat Nov 23 2013

Hunting ground, this is not a good place to hike

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14 days ago

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5 months ago

mountain biking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

recorded Rock Hop Trail Loop

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Sun May 13 2018

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