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I hiked this trail this past Tuesday, which was the day after a cold front moved through the area. The weather was perfect! Clear blue skies, some color change, low humidity, cool air.

I got to the trailhead about 1045am and the lot was already full so I had to park along the road. The trail was really busy given the pleasant weather. The trail begins fairly flat for about a half mile maybe before you begin ascending up the switchbacks which are challenging but not overly strenuous. This continues until you reach about the first mile. Then there is some recovery but another final ascent (maybe lasting another mile) which is fairly steep and challenging. But again, nothing overly strenuous in my opinion. The end of the trail actually briefly descends before opening up to the summit/overlook.

The view itself is absolutely gorgeous. I've hiked many trail across the Southeast and this one offers one of the best summit views. Great 180 degree view of the Mountains. The overlook itself is sloped but unless you're being careless it's nothing to worry about.

I highly recommend this hike, Lots of other friendly hikers to make you comfortable throughout. A good 5.5-6 mile hike that can easily be completed in a day. Took me maybe an hour and a half to summit and maybe 45 minutes to come down

mountain biking
19 hours ago

Rough and Rugged Black Diamond MTB trail - classic Pisgah

mountain biking
19 hours ago

Remote and technical mountain bike trail... Long fire road climb to get there but totally worth it if you want to tackle the toughest MTB trail Pisgah has to offer

This is a great trail. if you cut off to the John Rock Trail about a mile or so in, you hike up a good ways onto John Rock and get an amazing view of Pilot Mountain.

Awesome waterfall, but because of it's proximity to the road, it's super busy. A must-see if you're in the area, though!

trail running
2 days ago

Very fun hike. My wife, myself and our two dogs did this loop by parking at the horse stables and starting at the claw hammer cove trail -> claw hammer road -> buck horn gap ( took the yellow blaze spur trail on the right to check out the falls) then hiked back down the spur trail and continued down buck horn gap until it intersected with Avery creek trail. Avery creek trail took us back to the road and to the horse stables.

The all trails app was helpful. We almost took a right on the hiker only portion of the buckhorn gap trail before the falls when we needed to take a left on the mixed use portion to take us down to the falls.

Trail maps are recommended as well as familiarity of the following trails and how they I intersect with one another:

1. Avery Creek Trail
2. Buck horn Gap Trail
3. Twin falls Trail
4. Clawhammer Road
5. Clawhammer Cove Trail

These trails will give you the loop with slight variations in options.

The falls are beautiful and larger than I expected they would be. There is also a third falls as well In the area within a few hundred yards.

New at Hiking. And I love them all, but this one is great. A good work out, and the beauty of a waterfall. My 2 favorite things! (I added 3280 trail at about the half way point to get more altitude. )

Definitely strenuous hike but nothing too difficult for casual hiker. Awesome at the top.

Beautiful and easy

Difficult trail with an amazing view that you definitely have to earn!

Great hike enjoyed our 11th anniversary on this hike. Strenuous but fine and the view at top is worth it. Took about 1:15 to get to the top at a medium pace.

Hiked this track 10/13 along with some adjoining trails Love scenery especially along the S Mill river

hiking
7 days ago

This is a solid trail with a wonderful reward. The first section is wooded and expansive, rather easy-going. Next, there are many switchbacks that elevate you rather quickly, so make sure to have water. After that, the trail slopes here and there. Some parts of the trail may be muddy. At a constant and brisk pace you can reach the top of the rock in around 1:15 hours.