Explore the most popular Kid Friendly 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.

hiking
16 hours ago

Really liked this hike. It was a dry day when we did it but could easily see it being very slippery if it were rainy or the ground was wet. Views from the top of the rock were amazing. So cool to see Looking Glass Mountain, from that vantage. Highly recommend!

camping
1 day ago

Great water side camping if you pack in lots of nice sites to choose from.

hiking
2 days ago

Nice easy walk. Great for the inexperienced. Follows a river the whole way, Plenty of spots to get in the water.

hiking
10 days ago

Fun short trail to get you in the woods for some shade in the summer. My Boston Terrier loved it!

hiking
12 days ago

Not crowded at all. The falls are an uphill scramble. Don’t just stop at the bottom! Lots of fallen timber in the falls, but worthwhile

Beautiful, super easy, and a great start to a Pisgah experience.

hiking
12 days ago

9/10/19—-This was a great moderate hike. It took us about 3 hours total (we sat at the top for about 30-45 minutes) to complete. I was told by some passer by hikers that they saw a copper head snake but we did not see one at all. I did have my dog, 20lb schnauzer, with me and she did get stung by a bee. I didn’t see a hive but it could have been something on the ground she was sniffing into that made the bee attack her. So please beeware. If you start at the back of the fish hatchery please know that it is a steep wash out trail that you take to the top. Also if there has been a lot of rain I would not take this trail. It seems like it it could be quite muddy in some areas.

This is a tough hike but the view from John Rock is worth it. I highly recommend a hiking pole too for creek crossings and climbing up and down the mountain.

Beautiful falls! Crowded. Easy trail!

hiking
21 days ago

What a gorgeous trail! We hiked it on Sept. 1, and the weather was perfect. We started with the ascent up the mountain and returned via the river. The trail was manageable even for our 10-year-old dog.

hiking
bugs
muddy
washed out
22 days ago

Good hike to test my dog’s comfort level with log crossings, since I knew we could ford at the mountain bike crossings if necessary. Thankfully he did great and we stayed dry! The views of the waterfalls are a bit obstructed in the summer but I can’t wait to come back and take advantage of the campsite our there in the spring. Beyond the spur to the falls, the trail was in a lot rougher shape. I got off on either a rarely-used alternate or a decommissioned trail at one point, so had an extra steep and spider-webby climb up to claw hammer road!

Beautiful waterfall but lots of traffic. Go during the week and miss the crowds.

hiking
25 days ago

The epitome of a perfect day-hike. After you leave the fish hatchery parking lot you take a nice stroll along the river before heading up the mountain. 3/4 of the way you can step out on John's Rock and look down upon the now-tiny hatchery and highway.

hiking
muddy
27 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

six mile loop ,muddy but nothing you can't manage . no snakes that I seen today ,pretty mushrooms and Wilde flowers

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

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muddy
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

beautiful waterfall and if you have someone with a disability, you can drive right up and view from the car

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice steepness at the start. Definitely go to the overlook, beautiful!

hiking
bugs
muddy
1 month ago

hiking
private property
1 month ago

Shady trail with many ups and downs. Kept up by volunteers with handmade bridges, borders and steps.

hiking
1 month ago

Did this one and enjoyed it a lot! It was pretty muddy but if you have the right shoes, it’s no problem. Beautiful flowers and plants, and pretty running creeks along the trail.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

hiking
private property
1 month ago

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