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hiking
2 days ago

This trail is harder than it looks. We started by going right and then down to the actual river of rocks. On the way back you do climb over a portion of the river which is covered by trees, so wear comfortable shoes or even boots. You will feel the incline!!

hiking
4 days ago

Good spot to hike today, great weather started @ 930 probably a good time before the crowds started... did the orange & some red to do the one loop... saw a ton of sights up in the air, hawks & eagles.

It wasnt quite as challenging as I expected it to be, but we had a great time anyways.

We started to the right going downhill along the right side it the rocks... tricky rocky hike going downhill to the lowest elevation - from there the climb to the summit was good and hard. There were three places with very challenging rock climbing to get to the next point of the trail. We’re active healthy 50 year-olds and we did ok. Saw several Eastern Diamondback rattle snakes sunning on the rocks within ten feet of our trail. Allow about 4.5 hours. Be sure to have good supply of water and energy foods to keep going. Have fun!

hiking
24 days ago

Great hike. The trails are very well maintained. Great views. We spotted some birds, but couldn’t determine what they were. Overall it was a very nice day.

Be ready for a rocky trail. Great hike. Not much scenery until you get to the lookout points. Better have good footwear

Wow! Fun! Was probably a little slower than most with both a 13yr old and 7yr and no hiking shoes (just under 4 hrs). But found we missed scaling the big boulders when the trail eased up at the end! It was a wet day, so a little slippery on those rocks!

hiking
27 days ago

Really fun trail; wear good hiking shoes (waterproof) and be prepared to be jumping rocks the entire time. A little challenging on the way back up but wouldn't say it's too difficult. I started the trail by going to the right at the first lookout; had a little trouble finding some of the red hash marks as a descended further into the woods. Lots of cool little streams.

Excellent hike! For a hard hike, I suggest doing the whole loop, to include River of Rocks Trail, Golden Eagle Trail, and the Skyline Trail. Epic hike with a lot of scrambling (Skyline Trail). Definitely slippery when wet so be prepared to slip and slide if it’s raining like it was today.

Well its nice and cornfusing at same time lol... wanted to do the whole loop but didnt make the right when i should have . my fault . seen the overlooks and going back and doing loop!!!

hiking
1 month ago

Golden eagle trail is steep, but worth the views from the East Rocks and Lookout Trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Easily one of my favorite trails.

on Hawk Mountain Loop

2 months ago

$10 fee for a 4 mile loop. No thanks.

hiking
2 months ago

Fantastic! With the temperature hovering around 90 degrees but feeling like 300 the hike was a very demanding one. Bring lots of water. More than you think you'll need. We ran out.

This route makes you earn the views and that's exactly what we wanted. There are a few climbing sections that look worse than they are. Our 15 year old that doesn't hike much was able to negotiate them all without problems or much assistance at all.

Select sturdy and worn in shoes or you'll suffer. You want to make sure you can't roll your ankles on uneven surfaces and moving rocks prior to attempting this hike or you'll have a bad day.

Deet and picardin is mandatory or you will die from insect attacks. We combined these two repellents and had no issues with bites but they did surround us.

Whoever estimated the final climb to be 10ft... 10ft sections... about 5 of them.

hiking
2 months ago

A good hike with some awesome views! Sunset from the North Lookout is amazing!

Great moderate hike with nice views. Went with my aunt who is not very active and we just did a short hike from parking lot to north lookout. She made it but could not complete river of rocks which is much more challenging. There was some restoration work being done so you may hear power tools toward the top. Very knowledgable and helpful staff. I would definitely go back.

I’m not sure why this trail is labeled moderate. I had a really hard time with all the rocks. You would have to be a super fit person with long legs to enjoy this trail.

3 months ago

Great overview

on Hawk Mountain Loop

3 months ago

Great hike! Harder than we thought but so worth it. Beautiful views. Lots of adventure. Awesome time. If you head out on the blue trail toward the River of Rocks and take the blue trail back around prepare for an awesome time.

$10 ADMISSION FEE (for adults) let me just say it’s worth it. There are a bunch of different trials ranging from moderate to difficult and 30 minutes to hours. We went straight to the north lookout and I could sit up there all day. It’s rocky up there but you are on top of the world overlooking sooooo much. Beautiful sanctuary where the employees are so friendly and helpful. One of my top places because there is so much to do and see. Would highly recommend to plan this trip instead of a last minute decision to go

I always love this app thank you very much for the big help and the GPS maps of the trails you guys are the best

The trail was decent but there is a $10 admission, which should be listed on this app and with reviews. Pretty area but much better hiking trails in other areas that are free. Appalachian trail a mile away that connects to pinnacle.

on Hawk Mountain Loop

rock climbing
4 months ago

Beautiful but difficult hike. I would call this more rock climbing than hiking. It's definitely not for beginners. Expect to be on all fours for at least half the hike. Gloves recommended. The trail is not very well marked. The views are spectacular and it is a great workout.

hiking
4 months ago

We are in our early sixties and had no problem with this short and energizing hike of 4.75 miles. Plenty of rocks to climb over or leap across at the top too! Don’t recommend for older folks if your not used to this kind of hiking/climbing or have even the slightest balance problem.

on Hawk Mountain Loop

hiking
4 months ago

This is an incredible hike, easy 5 star. Their is a lot to experiance and you do not have to kill yourself to see some cool stuff. Check out my full write up along with directions and things to look out for.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/hawkmountain

hiking
4 months ago

Increadibly beautiful hike. The mix of everything. Amazing views, forest walks, a little bit of climbing. Last part of the trail is rocky and may be a small challenge. I loved it! View from the top is worth the effort! This trail is a great choice! Have fun! I will also recommend going there in Fall. The colors are breathtaking!

hiking
4 months ago

Loved this hike! Was a lot more challenging than I was expecting....pleasant surprise! Definitely a moderate hike with some scrambling involved, so be prepared! All in all a great hike!

love love love!

hiking
5 months ago

Part hiking part rock climbing. Views were beautiful and we saw some hawks. The skyline trail is the most difficult and please pay attention...it’s not for beginners. Bolder climbing for quite some distance. We modified route to make it more like 10 miles round trip.

very difficult but absolutely worth it. We took the long way and hiked about 6 miles. lots of rock scrambling! would recommend to experienced hikers.

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