Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Brevard with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Swimming hole! Bring a towel and plan on getting your paws wet.

Easy path down an asphalt trail that is super short. Its steep but it's all accessed via stairs with good handrails. Take your time if you need to. There's no rush.

No excuse not to enjoy this magnificent fall other than you couldn't get a parking space. It gets really crowded.

One of many beautiful stops on 276 from Brevard to the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Five woofs!

trail running
12 days ago

really excited about the hike but could not figure out the loop for anything. I'll try again with a map. trail not blazed well.

nice hike. got off on some paths that ended up not being part of the trail. ended up making my hike more like 7 miles. a couple down trees on the trail. but easy enough to get over.

3 star because of all the traffic and ease. Get there before all the tourist do! Amazing waterfall right off the main road through this portion of Pisgah.

Great climb and well maintained!

Very easy hike, takes less than an hour & a half to complete. Best to park at the visitor center and use Exercise Trail. Nice raised walkway and cool suspension bridge. Trail follows alongside the river and campground where there’s a nice swimming spot. Dog and bike friendly.

21 days ago

I think this was my favorite hike of those we did in Pisgah and DuPont. We measured this at 5.2 miles. More than half of the hike takes you along side the water cascading down the mountainside, with several places to access the stream. There are several primitive campsites in the first couple miles too. The waterfalls at the end were a nice bonus.

Hard to find no signs of any kind. But very fun!

Nice hike. Starts off moderate but like the gentleman we met at the beginning said, it scares a lot of people away. We left at 8:15 and it was almost 10:00 before we met our first biker. Quite a few on this trail.
The trail is marked very well until you get to the top. Either we missed the sign or there is none but we were about 10 minutes to the turn-off to Burl Mountain before we checked All Trails. Little farther than we planned but the walk was nice.
Lots of rhododendrons and some creeks here and there.

This was an awesome hike. Went on a Wednesday afternoon and didn’t come across another soul. Waterfall at the end was amazing.

Not so much a hike, as a stop along the road to check out a beautiful waterfall

beautiful and cooling mists

The DRT portion of this loop (approx 4 miles) is just walking on the road. Please let me know if I’m missing something.

1 month ago

After several weeks of rain, this was the perfect opportunity to hike this beautiful trail. The Falls were very cool and refreshing after a somewhat difficult hike. Guess, I should have traveled left instead of right?!? It appears that a lot of mountain biking is done on this trail. A good portion of the trail follows a stream and there were many opportunities to take photos. Definitely put this one on your bucket list.

2 months ago

Nicely shaded and dappled sunlight trail, easy to moderate, with pretty Mountain Laurel blooming this time of year. We choose to turn at Brushy Creek Trail and went as far as the wooden bridge where there were some cascades. Will return to try the longer round trip.

2 months ago

Pretty Hike, nice falls, but nothing crazy. Nothing strenuous...we carried babies on our backs - very doable

2 months ago

Nice waterfalls in the Pisgah National Forest near Brevard, NC

2 months ago

One of my favorite hikes out here in WNC. There are no “smack you in the face” views like Looking Glass Rock. But there are consistently beautiful views of streams and a large waterfall. Not a difficult trail if you start left, but go right and it can be challenging!!! My dogs loved it because they could play in he water!

mountain biking
3 months ago

A nice little climb on the way up followed by some intense riding on the way down. Theres a pretty challenging portion with lots of roots, rocks, and sharp turns followed a much flowier portion next to a creek. I entered behind the stables and just kept making right turns until i made a loop.

short but sweet

Looking Glass Falls is an excellent second stop after hiking the Looking Glass Rock trail or for those who really like waterfalls. The track shown on this page is misleading in that most of the "trail" is actually just roadside parking. When not too busy you can park right next to the falls and get great unobstructed pictures from there making this an excellent ADA waterfall for those unable to walk far or navigate steps. You can also walk down several flights of cement steps (not many) to get progressively better views and can actually get all the way down to the water. In April the falls were roaring and there was a lot of mist in the air, which felt good. Due to the close proximity to the road and the easy parking and access, this falls is a good one to visit.

If you staying at the campground and just start walking around to visit the Ranger Station or see the Church, all you have to do is walk/bike the front of the northslope and you will finish it all. Didn't realize that I had completed it all in couple of walkabouts while staying there. Nice walk, take the dog or bike see lots of others just doing the same.

Loved the hike, went from the campsite out to the connector and back into the trailhead. The connector was tougher than expected but I saw a big buck run across an opposite ridge. Well shaded, with only small areas to get a vista view. Nice walk in the woods for four hours

Very nice trail. Well marked. This was our first hike this year, and it was difficult for that.

Great hike today. Was a little confusing at times but we figured it out with Alltrails and a quick glance at a paper map. Maybe some local groups need to volunteer time to refine some of the signage?

4 months ago

We took the left fork to start the loop and really the view walking up the valley paralleling the stream...

4 months ago

Awesome trail! Directions a little confusing, but we took Buckhorn Gap to the falls and Avery Creek Trail on the way back to the forestry road.

4 months ago

hiked 2-23-18.. start at the left first then turn left at the end and walk to the falls. if you start right you will be climbing up slick mountain bike trail. best to come down the mountain bike section. beautiful trail..takes about 3 hours ..

Very easy and great for kids and families and fun to swim in! Bring some shoes with traction and clothes you don’t mind getting wet in! Young’s e to take a dip!

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