Sunset Rock Trail

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Sunset Rock Trail is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Highlands, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
144 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust 828-526-1111 www.hicashlt.org

hiking
4 days ago

Great hike that won't totally kick your butt! Good workout climbing up on a gravel road and nice views on the top. We park in town to get a little extra walking in. A good beginner hike!

hiking
8 days ago

good hike nice vews

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walking
10 months ago

Very easy. You walk on a dirt road. Cars can drive on the trail as well. Other than that, it's a great place to go day or night

11 months ago

hiking
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11 months ago

Pretty scenery and view of Highlands. Got there a bit early for sunset. Will return for photos.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Super easy hike. There is parking at top for a few vehicles, but not that far from the nature center parking lot. Very nice view at the top and nice benches to sit on.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

hiking
Friday, May 20, 2016

A popular sunset destination in Highlands, NC, Sunset Rock "trail" takes you up a half-mile gravel road to an exposed granite rock face overlooking the town and Brushy Face Mountain to the west. From Highlands downtown, take Main Street to Horse Cove Road to the Highlands Nature Center and Botanical Gardens. Park right across the street and follow the sign to Sunset Rock and Ravenel Park. The trail is now marked "Hiking Trail Only" and is a private drive so do not block the road - you can actually drive up to a three car parking area at the top near the monument for Ravenel Park. Sunset Rock is to the right. Great place for blankets and some refreshments during sunset or just overlooking the town.

hiking
Monday, February 22, 2016

This hike was very easy, so it would be great with pets or even young children/toddlers. Didn't have a sunset when I visited, but the clouds and fog misting over the mountains was a pretty sight.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Best view of Highlands from up high. Well worth the hike at Sunset.