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First review on AllTrails. Awesome hike but would also rate this one a little more on the difficult side. Lots of climbing and descending. Took the wife and 25lb Boston Terrier. I started to feel unsafe toward the end but my wife pushed us through and very glad she did! Views are amazing! Pack some snacks and bring plenty of water. And give yourself 3 + hours to really enjoy it and spend some time at the summit. Didn’t run into anyone on the hike until we got to the summit, but still very few people. Would definitely recommend but do consider this one as a more difficult hike.

wow. challenging but worth the view.

10 days ago

This trail was perfect for my wife and I, who only get to dust off our hiking boots about once a year. We took our 1 and a 1/2 year old, 50 pound pitbull mix with us and she did surprisingly great, even towards the rocky summit. I did have to lift her a couple of times to pass some of the more challenging spots. I would not bring an older or out of shape dog on this trail, i kept ours leashed and clipped to my belt through most of the hike just in case she fell. Challenging terrain with views and steep climbs that will take your breath away. The trail is marked with purple and yellow markings on the trees. We took our time and lots of pictures on our way to the summit. At the top the views are amazing, but they are only 360 degrees, not the 365 degree views that we were promised in other reviews ;P. We packed a lunch and ate at the summit before descending back down through the beautiful mossy forest. This trail is challenging and beautiful but not for everyone. I recommend bringing hiking poles, check the weather because rain might make some spots dangerous, and prepare to do a little rock climbing and scaling near the summit.

17 days ago

The trail head is quite hidden at the bottom of the turn up to Waterrock Knob but it makes for an exclusive adventure! Not many views on this trail but it’s beautiful and smells like Christmas!

Great hike, also makes a good through hike starting at Fisher Creek parking area.
Convenient if someone with your group doesn’t want to do the whole stretch of the hike which entails considerable accumulated elevation gain of 4650 ft they can drop you off at this trailhead and drive to Waterrock Knob parking area.
From there a very nice trail leads to Blackrock in less than 3 miles for a scenic meeting point.

Beautiful views, hiked on a cool sunny day, trail had some mud and several downed trees. Trail is not marked we parked at Browning Knob overlooked crosses the BRP and found an opening through the trees where the trail begins. Once on the trail trees are marked along the trail that guide you to the summit. Walked through berry bramble along the trail that grabbed at us . The rock climbing along the trail to arrive at the summit was challenging glad we had our hiking poles. The trail was up and down most of the way with beautiful views along the way. Once we arrived at the Blackrock Mountain summit the flies were very annoying but the view was 360 and beautiful. I would rate this trail more than moderate and the miles longer than stated.

Wonderful, diverse, rugged and challenging with rewarding 365 degree views at the end. We took both of our 45-50lb Australian Shepherds and they handled the trail very well including navigating over the big rocks. The trail was up and down the whole way and just enough for us “vacation hikers”. We parked at browning knob overlook and walked down across the BRP into an opening in the trees where the trail started. There was nothing on the road to indicate there was a trail.

A lovely, diverse trail right off the BRP. Some areas were a bit overgrown with raspberries/blackberries but still totally passable. There is a bit of rock climbing necessary as you approach Blackrock that is technically challenging. Also this hike is longer than advertised- at least 6.5 miles round trip. Just keep going until you get to a rock summit that has 365 views!

ditto to Casey! Great Hike!

We really enjoyed this hike. Beautiful creek views, forest fauna, flora and more butterflies than you can count in early August. Hard is an accurate rating for this hike, especially the last .6 of a mile to the summit. It was raining when we got there but we could see how great the views would be if it were a clear day. Brought the dog and she loved it. We would recommend this hike, but it is a lot of work so come prepared and ready to have some fun.

Fantastic views along this trail including 360 views from Blackrock and The Pinnacle. Some tough technical spots. Wear pants many areas with high grass. Took us just over six hours with 15 minutes at Blackrock and 20 minutes at Pinnacle. Be ready to climb on the way back!

Interesting features on this trail! We enjoyed the mossy and unique sites along the way. I’m rating this lower because of all the obstacles we faced. Down trees and the paths were NOT maintained! Thick brush, thorns and nothing to help muddy slopes like other trafficked trails as this one claims as moderate. The yellow/purple markings helped us to know we’re on the right track. The trail says its dog friendly. I would have to say we have small dogs who could easily navigate but we had to help on that last climb.. bigger dogs you can’t pick up would have a hard time and could easily slip. We abandoned the last few feet up a steep rock (we literally had to climb) so disappointedly we didn’t view black rocks summit. Do not bring dogs if you want this and really be careful! On a nice day for experienced hikers who like a rugged experience, it’s great!

Very scenic trail. Started out with significant cloud cover blocking the views, but that quickly cleared to amazing views. Only made it about 1/4 the way due to very slippery conditions all around, would definitley do again in dryer conditions.

This is an outstanding hike, however it is not for the faint of heart. I only recorded the track in one direction so the milage is really more like 7 miles. The elevation gain is 2752. The most important thing to know about this hike is that the AllTrails black dotted line headed to the top of Black Rock is off by a bit. I think there must have been a path there at some point, but we couldn't follow it. There is a well established trail about 1/4 mile to the east, heading towards the Blue Ridge Parkway and then turning left uphill towards the top of the mounting. The sings are easy to follow. The views from the top are amazing! 320 degrees or so.

The trail had several blowdowns to climb around and over. Nice trail with several views.

Agree with previous reviews pretty much. To me a more moderate trail with some strenuous sections. Didn't see a soul. What made it most difficult was downed trees due to damage from hurricane remnants. Can get a map at water rock knob visitor center on BRP. Three good views along the way Can go past peak at 2.2 miles to other attractions if desire such as pinnacle. Parked at waterrock knob parking area. Had to hike quickly. Was later in the day. Left around four and returned at 7:30. Enjoyed myself.

11 months ago

Beautiful view when you reach the top. Paved much of the way with natural rock steps. Well maintained.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Awesome trail. I went this past Sunday, after Irma came through. Tress down everywhere. Blocking the trail in some key spots. It made for a very interesting afternoon. I agree with other reviews, this trail is more moderate to difficult. Technical in a few spots. If you are not used to hiking, please stay alert as it is easy to lose the trail. The summit is totally worth it. Make sure you go far enough- 2.2miles. The only other people I saw all day, a couple, stopped short of the summit.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

This hike was amazing! If you're not familiar with the area, you will want to park at the overlook right before the Waterrock Knob area. The trail isn't super obvious from the road, but once you walk down the hill from the parking lot you can't miss it right in front of you. The trail itself keeps you guessing and is nicely shaded with many different features. In terms of difficulty level, I would say there are some pretty technical areas and would generally air on the moderate to strenuous side vs. moderate. Overall, this is a new favorite!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Beautiful scenery and views with large rock outcroppings along the way. Moderate terrain, at times partially strenuous. Loved it! Will do it again

Friday, August 25, 2017

This is a great trail. Easygoing, but enough variety and views to make the hike interesting.

Friday, July 28, 2017

One of my favorite hikes. I rarely have seen other hikers on it. The trail is skinny, but the view at the end is beautiful!! There's a campsite about 1.5 miles in I've camped at before.

This is quite an adventurous day hike if you can do it. You might be tired, but you won't be sorry. These are two great overlooks. The trail is challenging without being dangerous. Go in June to see the mountain laurel in bloom.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Beautiful vista but not a wide trail in many areas. Great for getting away from everything as we didn't see another person the entire time. I would go again.

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