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me my wife and 7 year old hiked this trail, I am a complete beginner and I weigh over 300lbs. going down was no problem at all but coming back up was a complete killer for me, my wife and child struggled a little bit but there are benches every so often so you can rest. looking forward to hitting it again next year after I lose a few more pounds!!!

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2 months ago

This is a beautiful trail, but it proved pretty strenuous for my wife and me who are just getting into hiking. The "out" is all downhill and the "back" is a climb. Thankfully, there are plenty of strategically placed benches. The chained rock, itself, isn't terribly impressive, but the views of Pineville and the valley are beautiful.

If you drive to the trailhead at the top of the mountain, where this also a lookout, the trail is all downhill from the top, which means you will have to climb out. Whew! The views, though, are worth it just to see a rock with a big chain on it. Do yourself a favor and read up on the local story about Chain Rock. We were a little confused on the trail because there is a rock where they have signs saying “Don’t walk on the chain’l bit there is no chain. That’s not chain rock. Keep going a little further. :)

Beautiful views!!! allot of stairs so it's a great cardio with amazing views of Pineville!!

Great, short hike for testing out my puppy's hiking skills. Beautiful scenery!! Trail was well marked, clean and medium skill level.

Climbing this rock reminded me just how old I’m getting and how heights are starting to be alittle scary lol. All jokes aside this hike was beautiful and the view on top of chained rock was amazing and breathe taking.

short hike with really nice views overlooking town.

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8 months ago

Easy, brief hike with great views of the town.

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11 months ago

A huge rock with a huge chain on it... pretty neat. Good trail with some awesome scenery at the end.

on Chained Rock Trail

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11 months ago

Great trail especially if you’re just getting into hiking. Lot of stairs to go up and down, so be prepared. Make sure to take plenty of water especially if you hike this trail like I did in the summer. It definitely is a moderate trail as it starts off easy, but when you start heading back, you can sure feel the hilly terrain getting back at you. Offhand, I loved it and will definitely do it again soon.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

killer steps on the way back up but the view of Pineville from the rock is amazing.

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Sunday, November 05, 2017

Awesome spot great on a foggy morning, disappointed in the trash and vandalism tho

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

love this trail. such beauty all around!

on Chained Rock Trail

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017

Beautiful views, shaded on the trail and nice resting benches for the climb back up. Be prepared for some stairs.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Great hike, beautiful view, pretty easy but the going back up really gets you!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Loved this trail! Great views from the rocks, and a shaded trail with pretty views on the way there. Make sure you're ready for the climb back up

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Amazing view! Such a cool spot. I'm ridiculously out of shape (no exaggeration), so the uphill climb on the way back took a while, but was graciously helped by the strategic placement of benches along the trail (which often overlook interesting rocks or other pretty bits of scenery). This was our first trail using the app, and I'm hooked!

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Great trail and a great view of Pineville below.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Easy, accessible trail. Walkable for all skill levels with some stairs on the way back. The great view out on the rock is worthy of positive ratings, however the heavy traffic of this area means plenty of noise and litter.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Decent little hike. Has stairs for most of the steep parts. There's little shade on the rock so try and go when the sun isn't at its highest and hottest. It's as exciting as you'd think a rock chained to another is.

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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Just got back from hiking this fairly easy trail. The climb onto the large boulder to see the 'chained rock' was somewhat disappointing as I did not see the said chain. It was a nice hike overall.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Weird story, but the hike up is pretty. I did it in the Summer and the greenage was amazing. The view from the top of the rock is the icing on the cake. Enjoyed it.

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Super quick and easy hike. Beautiful views from the top and so worth the trip!

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Beautiful views!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Great view! Kids loved it!

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

make sure to wear shoes with tread on them if you want to climb the rock, great view!

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Short hike with an incredible view and a blood pumping hike back up.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Very cool hike! Fairly easy until the top where there are some steep rocks to climb. Kids enjoyed it and we loved the view.

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