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Beware!!!! I parked in the church parking lot and got my bag and phone stolen out of our backseat floorboard today. :(. Other than that a good trail

off trail
20 hours ago

Wow, what a CRAZY hike. It was great with the views of surrounding mtns and the clear water river, but the trail beside the huge rock at the end of the main trail is VERY hard and easy to get lost. If you have iffy sense of direction bring a friend or lay down land marks.

Enjoyed this trail. It was a short hike with a few good inclines but overall a fairly easy, relaxing hike. The trails were very well kept and very clean.

off trail
1 day ago

it was awesome I would recommend it to everyone

Great out and back to the lake. Rate this one as difficult.

Very easy trail!

nice short but difficult trail

One of our favorite hikes. I like going counter clockwise. When you get to the top it’s beautiful. Really enjoy going here,especially in the fall.

1 day ago

This trail was anything but easy! It is very poorly marked. The left side of the trail is pretty easy but the right side of the basically straight up. At one point, we were climbing on hands and knees up the rocks. It was an adventure but not one I care to repeat anytime soon!

1 day ago

My favorite hike of the week. The beginning part was like a Tolkien novel. First part was tough (uphill). Then it was easy but muddy. I stopped at Greybeard falls. Definitely do it again

unbelievable easy, right off the road but surprisingly peaceful

Nice for a city trail but the mtbs have really done some damage to the trails after all the hard rains.

1 day ago

Fun family trail around a beautiful lake. Relatively flat except for one area. Mulched path keeps Trail fairly dry.

1 day ago

1 day ago

The hike was great, most of the good stuff was at the beginning of the hike, but finished all the way through. The end connects with other trails as well, but couldn’t explore because of the time.

The forest road to Pickens Nose trail and mount Albert fire tower opens this afternoon, March 22.

Definitely well maintained.

Unfortunately I couldn’t follow the whole trail due to flooding, but there is nothing that could be done about that.

Very peaceful and quiet!

I went a few weeks ago. Trail was nice. It is a short hike. Would be great to set up a base camp and explore other trails.

Hard but very enjoyable day. Went on a very windy but clear day. No services open in March along the Blue Ridge Parkway so bring all the water and food you need. No leaves on the trees so the views are clearer than they would be in summer. The views at the top were amazing. There were lots of trees down over the trail but all were easy to go over or under. We only saw two other groups hiking so be prepared to be self sufficient.

Made it to the top in just under 2 hours. Lots of switchbacks and ongoing ascent so be ready. No trash cans at any point, and the nearest bathroom was about a quarter mile before the trail starts, but it was closed due to winter. Amazing view at the top but be safe because it’s easy to see how people die up there.

This trail is in great shape but the distance given on All Trails is incorrect according to my GPS.

great place to take pictures and get into the Falls. Parking can be a little tough due to close proximity to the Fall

Amazing and worth every step.

Beautiful scenery. The trail actually continues following the river for another mile. I clocked in 3 miles total. I recommend checking out the Island Park on the other side of the river.

we loved the trails here! beautiful park and camping areas. definitely will be back

2 days ago

I hiked this loop on Thursday at noon. Several cars in parking lot but saw no one on the trail. Nice winter views. Steep first half mile. Next half mile gentler down and up. Third half mile steeper than the first. Wild flowers were not out yet. Lots of mountain Laurel , rhododendron, dog hobble, sourwood and some hemlocks. I took a break at a large campsite with several dead trees flagged for removal. I would not camp there until the trees are removed. The two swinging bridges were fun and bouncy. 8 stream crossings. Once or twice a rivlet ran down the middle of the trail, making it muddy. Walking along the River was lovely. Managed to miss the horse poop on the last mile to the parking lot.

The view at top is totally worth the hike. My 9 year old did great with a few breaks.

Great trail, it has been raining but no part was too muddy or impassible except one bridge that looks permanently down. Would suggest having the app re-mark the trail.

Nice enough hike, not marked well though. From the parking area, start by going out of the parking lot on the lower/downhill end and turn left. Bring a gps as we didn’t see any trail markers and there are many little spurs and cross-trails along the way. No views/overlooks, just a nice walk in the woods.

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