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kid friendly

Marion, North Carolina Map

Love this trail. Offers good climbing in spots and peaceful solitude.

Quick easy trail great for kids, be sure to look for the old mine by the falls.

nice short trail some cool camping spots on the bluff trail . the pine gap part of this trail is challenging. when you start on pine gap the trail it will meet with. bluff trail out in the woods bluff trail leads you back to the road where it's trail head starts . when I get there I walk back down the road where pine gap trail head is which is where I park . so with that said the trail doesn't exactly loop . it brings you back to road from each trail head the two trails just meet each othere out in the woods they dead end into each othere. hope I explained that right and I didn't confuse anyone.

nice short hike for all ages and all seasons. from late spring to early fall, kids can enjoy a dip in the creek at the bottom of the falls

22 days ago

22 days ago

Not a hike, but the views are amazing. Best time to go is fall, with gorgeous views of the foliage and linville gorge. Also the brown mountain lights can be seen from here at night. The best time of year to see them are also fall I have heard. I have seen them a few times myself! So strange!

1 month ago

Nice easy trail with a rewarding view of the beautiful Crabtree Falls. We hiked the entire loop; the trail lends itself for lots of activities along the way. There are many little spots to explore and to just sit and relax at. Definitely will be hiking this one again.

Blue Ridge staple - a must see if you're driving the parkway.

Great family hike with young kids. The mica mine across the creek is a fun adventure!!

It was a great hike with my wife. A little narrow in some spots and ice build up on the rocks. Other than that it had good footing. Recommend good hiking sneaker/shoes for traction.