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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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

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2 months 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!

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2 months ago

good hike nice vews

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walking
Thursday, August 04, 2016

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

Saturday, July 23, 2016

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

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Friday, June 24, 2016

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

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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.