hiking
muddy
2 days ago

Hiked this trail with a group of 4 for a bachelorette. A little bit more moderate than I was expecting, due to the muddiness. Your climb is down, and then back up, so on the way back up you are more winded. Views are great. It was very clean. Traffic was moderate but not bothersome. No water crossings, but you are along side a creek the entire time.

Easy trail. Beautiful spots of the lake from around the trail. Heavy traffic. Did it with 4 (dad, mom, 10yr boy, 8yr girl).

Solid nature hike. Best part was diversity of landscapes - from meadows to forests to streams to rushing rivers with waterfalls all around - that meant there was never a dull moment. Better clockwise so you are geologically sequential and also end last quarter of hike with waterfalls, instead of boring asphalt campsites. Worth a stop!

My favorite part of the this trail is the beginning before you get into the woods. It’s open and by stream. The falls were meh. Lot of water moving, but we couldn’t find a great spot to appreciate. After a week of heavy rain, trail is a little flooded in spots, but nothing that can’t be avoided. Easy trail. Did it with 4 (dad, mom, 10yr boy, 8yr girl).

walking
muddy
6 days ago

Great trail. Muddy in places.

great hike my second time doing this hike. I did this in September 2018 and tg he bridge was broken. I slipped n fell into the muddy mess haha. very memorable hike coming back . had my on my hands n all over my left side.had to walk thru the water n Rick's to get to other side. I just went on this hike on May 15th with a friend and was surprised to find a brand new bridge that was built and placed there . I have to thank the people who installed and also made this bridge cause its really helpful to make this hike truly great. it is strenuous and kind of steep in some areas but it's so beautiful all the cascades and the best one was on our way back made a stop to Glen Marie falls that's the biggest one. my fri ef bd and I sat on the rocks n meditated and had a little picnic listening to the falls. I highly recommend this short beautiful hike to all that love waterfalls n hiking..its truly one of the great jewels of Blowing Rock just few blocks away from.the main street with all the shops its amazing to find a little jungle just down the street.

One of my favorite trails. The water crossings and many waterfalls is the best part. We did the trail clockwise and it was never boring. We have done it counterclockwise in the past and to get to the end seem to take so much longer due to lack of scenery.

hiking
rocky
17 days ago

Nice trail! A few nice waterfalls to check out towards the end of the trail. Pretty crowded on a sunny spring day. Many, many dogs.

Great trail to run! Slow & steady climb for 1.7 miles then enjoy a nice downhill recovery. Trails are very well-maintained.

24 days ago

I've hiked this trail dozens and dozens of times. This is my second go-to waterfall trail it's close to my home. during peak hours the trail can become congested making walking up or down a bit more challenging. but the falls makes up for the sometimes difficulty maneuvering on the trail.

Lots of fun, did the whole loop. Best part is exploring Hebron Falls :)

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked from the closed gate at 221.

Best trail in Boone area, perhaps even North Carolina. This is a day hike so make sure to pack lunch and water. This is very do able for a healthy hiker and much recommended.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome hike! My kids loved it. The Blue Ridge Parkway was closed so we parked as close as we could it and it was about a 0.8 mile walk to the trailhead. Great varied terrain. Several stream crossings. Really fun. Kids can’t wait to do it again!

Great trail for kids and dogs.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail for a day hike! Lots of creek crossings and nature on the hike in. The beautiful scenery in the valley that opens up mid-hike, was breathtaking! The hike down is a little steep, but manageable. We did see people coming in that way, I wouldn’t recommend coming in backwards! Can’t wait to do this hike again.

hiking
washed out
1 month ago

Would categorize as more of a walk than a hike, but perfect with kids and beautiful pastures the whole way.

Easy walk for the kids and the dogs..

beautiful hike well kept trail.. Amazing vistas. of the blue ridge mountains green pastures smooth white clouds looking like a warm quilt to envelop you with warmth from the cool breeze of the mountains. great exercise too

I wanted to do a variation on this trail, so I started up the Deer Park Road, then turned to go by the Apple Barn. Continued up to the Manor House on the Watkins Road. It made for a very pleasant loop. Since all the trails are carriage roads, the grade is never very steep. Plus, walking in running shoes is fine, since there are very few rocks and roots to worry about. There were many people out on this beautiful spring day.

on Glen Burney Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Fun hike that’s close to town! Great for dogs, would be hard for small children as the climb back up is steep.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Such a fun trail! Lots of creek crossings (some with bridges), rocks to hop across, trees to scramble over, tiny waterfalls, a beautiful meadow, benches to sit on and some stunning views. A favorite for sure!

hiking
bugs
rocky
1 month ago

Another good trail. Fun hike when it’s not crowded with students drinking on the rocks. If you plan on jumping or climbing rocks, I’d suggest wearing the right shoes and go slow if you have poor balance. Can be slick. In spring and summer, the copperhead snakes LOVE basking on the rocks. I’ve gone before in summer and saw at least 30 copperheads! If you don’t like snakes, keep your eyes peeled. They live everywhere out here!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike under two hours including picture taking. Couple muddy spots and rocks and tree roots that will need navigating. We went today with my seven year old and he enjoyed it. Took us 95 minutes round trip to Glen Burney and then down to Glen Marie Falls and back to vehicle. Couple spots you need to watch children, due to possible falling.

hiking
2 months ago

Great walk. Well marked, all gravel. Park off the Blue Ridge Parkway or at Moses Cone. Plenty of places to bring a picnic. Uphill but not onerous. Good for 6+. Nice views of surrounding area.

hiking
2 months ago

This is a great trail for a more relaxing hike. It’s genuinely more like a walking trail than a hike. The trail is wide and covered in gravel. It seemed good for dogs and younger children as well. Make sure to go all the way to the fire tower at the top for the best view!

hiking
2 months ago

Wide well kept crushed gravel trail. Beautiful views from a variety of terrain including wooded areas and majestic wide open meadows. Side hike to the Cone family cemetery and a fire lookout tower at the top that you can climb. Great for families with children and for walking the family pet.

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