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

Not too challenging. Kids 5, 8, 10, and 12 all hiked it and enjoyed a swim in the middle. Will definitely do it again!

3 months ago

Decent views along the trail for a short hike.

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3 months ago

Nice trail, easy hike and only a few bikers today. The river water was higher than usual, when crossing it got tricky since the water was higher than normal and slick rocks.

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4 months ago

It's actually quite easy, with the only real uphill portions being short and not very steep regardless. Definitely a great place for a family trip. We started the figure 8 with turning left for a clockwise loop and by the end of the lower loop, I *think* that the signs pointing you back to the parking lot are...backwards? I hate to say that because I'm sure it's me who read them wrong but I did the opposite of what they said after they led me back to Nook's portion, and I ended up at my car. (?)

4 months ago

This wasn’t as difficult as I was expecting. Nice views from the top. Wouldn’t recommend going when it’s too wet out because I can imagine the rocks getting pretty slick up there. Will do it again with friends/family but avoid bringing any little ones unless we stuck to the easier side of the mountain. Not the greatest views from below but would probably recommend for bikers.

Great little hike. we brought the dog and she loved it. The bikers live this trail and connecting trails. Lots of beautiful pines, Moss, and rocks. Kinda reminds you of something you would see in the west.

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6 months ago

We did this trail on Jan 8 and there was a lot ice on the trail. Busted my booty courtesy of the ice. We did the full figure 8 and the Nooks trail. Not much to see on the Nook trail but pretty. I would highly recommend taking the complete Cedar Rock Trail. The section unmarked on the map above has the most stunning views. The water in our bladders started freezing later in the day. Dress in layers with special attention to toes and fingers. We saw several of mountain bikers on the trail but no issues with getting in each other’s way. I would imagine in warmer weather that may be an issue. Mostly a lovely walk in the woods and beautiful frozen river views.

9 months ago

Nice trail with shade and few Long views.

This is a nice trails that meets up with the loop trail. Nice picnic spot at the top

went for the 2018 eclipse- gorgeous 360° views!

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11 months ago

Typical trail in the woods. Lots of mountain bikers. I won't be hiking this trail again

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11 months ago

Nice trail. Very little foot traffic. Decent views but little water

11 months ago

Did 1/2 to little river as part of a figure 8. Nice trail hiking mostly over rock so slippery in the rain. Nice views.

11 months ago

Nice way to start a figure 8. Big rock to cedar rock to little river to burnt mountain & back. Nice views. Saw no one else early in the morning on a Thursday in July. Gets the heart pumping.

11 months ago

Awesome private view on Thursday about 1 mile from parking!

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11 months ago

Great trail, easy to use

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Thursday, July 06, 2017

great views from atop The rock

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Great views for a short and lightly traveled hike. Easy for kids too.

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Very enjoyable trail and the stream crossing is a nice feature. Tip: due to slickness of mossy rocks wear only socks when crossing. Bare feet appear to be too slick and while boots are fine those wearing socks did much better. Water was between ankle and calf deep.

It's a pretty hike I love the trail

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Monday, February 06, 2017

Nice area with varied terrain. Lots of bikers depending on day of week and time of day. Weekday mornings are great. Lots of trails to connect to giving you the option to shorten or lengthen your hike as you see fit.

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Fantastic trail. Pretty easy; my 4 year old went to the top and back. Incredible scenery and very cool to be on a granite dome bald.

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Easy walk in the Dupont State Forest.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Wonderful Hike - Fall colors were beautiful. I will hike it again.

Wide gravel dirt roads make this trail around Lake Julia beautiful and easy for families or bikers. The lake is not populated and very pristine. You can do a portion of this and not the whole 19 miles. The hike from the visitors center to the lake and back is about five miles total. The hike has some small hills near the lake. Most parts are in the shade but you'll also see some meadows and sun.

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Saturday, July 02, 2016

The hike was pretty nice. The portions on the gavel roads left a bit to be desired, and the markings are almost nonexistent when your actually on proper trails, but the waterfalls are gorgeous. The Triple and High Falls areas are pretty crowded, but Bridal Veil was almost deserted. There is a river crossing close to the beginning where you need to be cautious. The rocks are extremely slick.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Hiked up the trail and back down in less than an hour! When we got there we realized we could make a loop but we didn't have enough daylight. Pretty views and an easy ascent. We saw lots of mountain bikers!

Very easy trail, much of it on a gravel road. Three excellent falls to see, Triple Falls, High Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls. Dog, bike, and horse friendly also.

mountain biking
Sunday, July 12, 2015

Nice but bumpy bike ride down from Big Rock!

Fairly easy trail. The falls are nice and open. Great place to sit, eat and relax.

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