Rumbling Bald Loop Trail

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Rumbling Bald Loop Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lake Lure, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
341 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

scramble

Well marked loop trail in a beautiful forest with views of huge boulders and rock faces. Extremely popular with rock climbers between October and April. Parking lot is often overflowing on weekends during climbing season. The state park is working on a parking lot expansion that will more than double the parking. This is currently the only trail in this area of the Chimney Rock State Park, but more trails are planned.

17 days ago

Loved this....it’s reviving from the fire nicely... awesome please and the boulders are beautiful !! ❤️❤️❤️

18 days ago

Came here the day after Thanksgiving and parking lot was packed with rock climbers. Never made it on the trail because the ranger suggested we go somewhere else

1 month ago

great for hiking and climbing

2 months ago

Moderately easy trail with some stretches of incline. No dramatic vistas. Would not recommend this trail unless you were planning on climbing the walls and boulders nearby. Still a pleasant hike on a beautiful day.

2 months ago

very enjoyable. we took the east to west loop. first part of trail each way was gravel.at the top the trail thinned out, one small stretch was a little dicey but, overall, an easy trail. We didn't see any waterfalls.

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

Nice trail. Recent wildfire, so not much new growth yet. Still enjoyed the hike though.

7 months ago

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8 months ago

rock climbing
9 months ago

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9 months ago

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Great hike, but I went to the wrong location courtesy of this app. Not the right directions!!!

hiking
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Very nice variety! A couple of nice waterfalls!!! Enough trails to choose how long you want your hike to be. Did 4.2 miles and it took 2 hours, but we stopped for a lunch and different pictures on the way. Altogether great spot to hike!

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

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Saturday, November 01, 2014