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My happy place!

great trail to challenge your leg strengths. I am a beginner hiker and it was a bit hard. it was worth to see the view on top!

Great hike and great waterfall. My husband and I went in December with 40* weather, we wore proper attire and the hike was doable. It also provided a quick work out and moderate 1 mile loop. Trail is clearly marked. The waterfall was beautiful and some aspects were frozen, which was neat to see.


beautiful fall colors.

Nice hike, but the boardwalk was washed out and if it hasn't been raining, you can walk around. If it's been raining, probably not so easy to walk around.

a little rumble tumble but I like them that way. limited parking. Frisbee golf. picnic tables. well marked. multiple paths to follow.

Great hike..... 1st half is pretty tough in spots, then your rewarded with GORGEous views of the Linville Gorge. Great spot for exploring and finding some excellent "off the trail" views. 2nd half up to Table Rock is much easier, and again rewarded with some 360 degree views of the whole area. My only complaint is the trails up are poorly marked. No blaze markers on trees what so ever on the trip up. Their were several spots that we had to guess which way the actual trail was. Most of it was pretty obvious, but not all of it. We enjoyed the challenge though! Highly recommend though! Will do it again for sure!

I'm a local to this area and I have never climbed this mountain until today. My first hard climb.... All I can say is "Simply amazing" like being on top of the world. I wanted to take pictures with snow on and I wasn't disappointed. Road to trail head was clear. The climb to the top wasn't that bad. Steep, but not a bad hike. The trip back down killed me. Awesome hike. Can't wait to go back in the fall and get the fall colors. AllTrails quit on me from the get go but not to many ways to get lost on this trail. Just keep going up....

short hike with a moderate elevation. the view from the top is nice.

this is a good hike that is moderately hard. water fall is the best part of this hike.

this is a good hike that is moderately hard. water fall is the best part of this hike.

nice short hike but very crowded. you have to deal with people with no manners on trail.

A nice moderate trail to hike. The loop cannot be completed due to partial closure of the trail but an out and back hike to the falls is a nice hike. Segments of the trail have rocks and roots but I met quite a few trail runners on it.

Trail section at Jordan Lake Educational State Forest, the facility has an amphitheater, shelter, and several state buildings, not to mention a rescue helicopter. The trail has several muddy spots, and tracks along fingers on the lake through the working forest. Good trail running if dry, and has some campsites along the trail behind the shelter near the lake. Is open only Monday through Friday 9-5PM, Saturdays and Sundays from 11AM to sunset, and is closed on weekends and state holidays between Thanksgiving and Feb 1. It is a short walk from the park entrance to the trails if closed.

trail running
2 days ago

Solid trails. They have lots of rocks and roots so be aware as you run. Make sure to follow marked signs (running opposite of the MTB loops) for the safest experience. Everyone I've ever passed/been passed by has been courteous and friendly.

What's not to love. Gentle walk to a beautiful little waterfall.

I walked the Red Route and enjoyed it. Lots if up and downs giving you a better workout the flat trails. I used walking poles and recommend using them

This is very close to home and a beautiful loop delivering serenity and beauty. It is very easy with mostly level trails.

2 days ago

A beautiful hike with numerous changes of scenery. A great way to start a fall day.

this was a great all day hike with family!

nice hike except the part I couldn't take due to it being closed.

Completed the entire 22 miles. I enjoyed the Chatham County side better than the Durham side just because I like the country view much better. It was fun to see the changes in the scenery throughout the trail. I went in December and didn't have a problem on the trail. I did run across a guy smoking while sitting in the middle of the trail and I walked around him. Saw 3 men smoking weed standing just off the trail in the woods in Durham. I kept walking and made it to the finish line! (I started at the New Hill trailhead and walked to downtown Durham. I was VERY upset that alltrails didn't work on my cell phone for the last 10 miles of my hike and I couldn't record it.

This trail should be labeled as hard. If you search table Rock trails in this app, table loop from Spence ridge trail will come up and it is labeled as hard. This trail is the same thing + the extra few mile walk. I assume it is labeled as moderate because the way down is easy and maybe the few extra mile walk is too. Spence ridge has no switch backs and is straight up. I would consider myself someone that's in shape but this was tough for me. My boxer/lab mix loved it though. I will be back.

4 days ago

Nice short trail. Make sure you follow the Description/Getting There section and actually park in the first parking lot on the left. I followed the Google Maps Navigation from the app and ended up parking on the right at about the midway point and had to walk down a hill to find the trail.

4 days ago

Easy day hike with cool views and nice waterfall. The airstrip offers some nice views if you hike out to the end. The trails are forest roads so doesn't offer much fun or challenge in terms of 'hiking'. You can also add in the Reasonover Creek Trail to make a longer loop.

Nice hike. More private than other waterfalls in dupont. Good swimming spot as well.

4 days ago

I live just a mile from the trailhead on Old CCC. Hike this trail year round. Makes for a fun out and back day hike. Part of the trail near the end gets very overgrown with brush during the summer but keep pushing past that part to reach the summit. My favorite time to hike this trail is in the winter because it offers better views.

4 days ago

Great swim spot. Love going behind the falls and sliding out on the rock.

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