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What a beautiful hike this is. It was our first time to Black Rock Mountain State Park Tennessee Rock Trail. It will not be our last. This was a family friendly hike with My wife, my 4yo son and I. My wife and I are wannabe hikers, with no real experience other than light trails like Anna Ruby Falls. We dream of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, but know we will never have time to do so. My 4yo son is a typical kiddo with lots of energy, until he gets hungry. Haha! We did the trail counter-clockwise as other recommended here to avoid the steep incline at the start. That was nice for the first try, but I think we will also try it the other way for the experience. The views were amazing, and well worth the hike. I don't know if I would classify this as moderate, I think the stairs at Tallulah Gorge were a lot more deserving of that.

Great hike! Definitely got my heart rate going. Not far from home so a good day hike for me.

hiking
1 month ago

For any persons new to this area - you can hike a slightly shorter version of the trail by parking at Black Rock Lake, then taking the white blaze trail until it meets the orange blazes. Continue to your right! Don’t be fooled by either of the smaller cascades that you can see as you cross bridges :)

Overall, a lovely trail and a fun, easy hike! We took the trail around Black Rock Lake as well.

So happy I read the previous reviews I also began the trail counter clockwise! Beautiful views from the top!

hiking
3 months ago

The trail was kind of a challenge, still really fun and a good hike!

Went clockwise doing the initial incline first. Great views!

Great way to end the day after a long hike. This very short hike is a great place to relax and reflect on the day. Just can't beat a waterfall

Nice short hike, the waterfall was nice and there’s a small pool that you can dip your feet.

Good, short trail with a beautiful view at the top! Not too difficult, but don’t try it in tennis shoes.

trail running
5 months ago

A nice do-able but challenging trail run. Single track, footing can be tricky at times with lots of exposed roots. Beautiful trial

hiking
5 months ago

Loved it!

hiking
5 months ago

Absolutely breath taking hike! We did the trail counter-clockwise and we were glad, because it’s true that if you were to do it clockwise you’d hit a series of inclines straight up. Also, you’re saving the wonderful views from the overlook for the end of the hike if you go counter clockwise. There were still some areas of incline, but it wasn’t anything too crazy!

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5 months ago

Short hike. Steep but doable. Shady and views are breathtaking.

hiking
6 months ago

Great short hike. We went early and didn’t see another person the entire time. Nice views.

One of my favorite short hikes. Beautiful wild flowers and grand views at the rock outcropping.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice trail. It was a little overgrown. We did the counter clockwise hike. It is pretty tough climb after the mile mark for a novice. The view don’t come until you get to the top. Then very pretty. Will try it against n in the week Neer for more views.

Not for beginners, but this was a beautiful hike. The view from the overlook was breathtaking. Really fun hike.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful trail. Moderately difficult. Excellent overlook. Near visitor center with its own overlook. Blend of valley brush and summit plants!

hiking
8 months ago

Hiked this trail on July 7th and the temp was cool and breezy. This one is best counter-clockwise. If you do it clockwise you’ll be hitting the steepest inclines right at the beginning of the trail. The summit and overlook is beautiful, with lots of photo ops.
There are areas of this trail in the first mile that are fairly even for decent stretches of time and you can really take in the scenery.
This is a great hike for an afternoon of fun!

Fantastic views on a semi challenging hike. Going counter clockwise will take you 1.5 miles to get to the summit and then a few more overlooks of breathtaking beauty. Well worth your time and fun for all ages and pets. Highly recommend.

Lush with a lovely salamander sharing the day. Well maintained

Great hike. Definitely do this one counter clockwise. Good workout and views were stunning.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Great view! Nice afternoon hike!

Monday, January 01, 2018

Nice trail and clearly marked with a killer view.

hiking
Sunday, November 12, 2017

Nice moderate trail with a rewarding observation point and walk along the ridge. Recommend rounding the loop counter clockwise to enjoy the overlook toward the end and go DOWN the steeper hill rather than up it!

hiking
Sunday, November 12, 2017

Nice easy trail with a couple of easy-mod sections. Nice ridge hike with lovely view at the top of a pretty valley and the mountains. Took us 1 hour 20 min hiking at a leisurely pace.

hiking
Sunday, November 05, 2017

The leaves had completely turned so that was a beautiful sight. There was a long uphill section that gave my mom some trouble but most of the trail was more on the “easy” side. The view at the top was great, despite some fog. I’d like to come back in the spring and see the wildflowers.

hiking
Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Counterclockwise is easy. Great view, not super rocky/rooty.

hiking
Sunday, October 15, 2017

Great hike with nice views. The leaves are just beginning to bring color.

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