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Carrie Kirby reviewed Cabin Creek Trail
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Hiking

Very easy scenic Trail. Waterfall view the entire way

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Karena Cullop reviewed Cabin Creek Trail
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Pamphlets received at park class this a "black diamond". It is rocky and FULL of roots but not worthy of black diamond rating. Very well traveled. Wear or bring water shoes and enjoy the cold mountain water, it's fun!

Mac McDade reviewed Whispering Waters Trail
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Hiking

Nice after dinner walk in the forest, National Forest.

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John Agee reviewed Cabin Creek Trail
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Hiking

Enjoyable. Great trout stream at the base with rock hopping and small water falls. Entry is located from the gravel lot past the Massey Gap parking area as you go towards the stables campground.

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Backpacking

Starts with a moderate 2 mile hike through the woods. Once you get out of the woods, the views are spectacular. The walk up the gravel road to Whitetop summit is pretty, but the portion of the trail that brings you down the ridge line, through the meadow, and onto the balds is what makes this trail special. From there you spend another mile or so in beautiful, mossy forest before coming back onto a ridgeline and closing with the same 2 mile hike back into the woods. For backpackers, there are a couple of great campsites near the spring.

Tracey Crigger reviewed Mount Rogers Trail
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This hike starts on route 603, NOT at Grayson Highlands State Park. There are 2 options for starting points. There is an access from just within Grindstone Campground on the left as soon as you pass the entrance gate. There is parking further in the campground for $5 fee. You can also access this trail from route 603 with parking along side the road. There is a small sign marking this. We started at Grindstone because we camped there also, which adds an additional 1/2 mile. The total hike to the summit is 7.5 miles one way(follow the blue blaze). The incline was gradual most of the time. There were a few steep grades and lots of rocky trail. You are in beautiful forest coverings the entire time. About 4.5 miles in and the trail merges on to the AT (white blaze.) From there you are about 3 miles from the summit. There is an amazing open overlook just off the trail that looks out over GHSP and some other views from the trail leading to the Mount Rogers Spur trail, as you will hit this again to reach the summit. The trail leading from Grayson Highlands State Park and this trail meet and take you to the summit. We have also hiked from GHSP. There is no view or signs at the summit, however there are official survey markers in the 2 large rocks. The trail is beautiful and challenging at times, especially if not in shape and acustomed to hiking. Be prepared for any sudden weather changes. At that elevation, storms pop up quickly and can be vicious. Total round trip for us was 15 miles because we started at Grindstone Campground.

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Hiking

Amazing views at the top. The balds are unbelievable. Trail up was nice and foresty but the top is what makes it.

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Hiking

Great trail. Beautiful views. Great combination of meadow and forest hike.

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Carrie Lensch reviewed Mount Rogers Trail
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Hiking

Easier then I expected. It’s a beautiful trail lined with moss and ferns.

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Emily Wray reviewed Cabin Creek Trail
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Hiking

Awesome hike with water views. The entry point was rather difficult to find.

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Hiking

Not very impressed... the trail itself is well marked and mantained, but it's mostly in the woods with a few lookouts (right after the parking lot, halfway and before climbing to the summit). The "tree hat" covering the summit is sort of interesting. Also, watch your step for some snakes closing towards the summit.

Karena Cullop reviewed Cliffside Trail
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Easy is NOT the correct rating for this trail. If you stay on Lewis Fork it is easy, Cliffside gets progressively steeper and rockier, to the point of mountain climbing not hiking. We hiked most of it (I think) and in and out took about 4 hours. we went up Cliffside but on the way down took Lewis fork for a different view

Dalton rose reviewed Cabin Creek Trail
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Cassie Nicole reviewed Cabin Creek Trail
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HikingMuddy

Average trail. The waterfalls were just average. Nothing spectacular. Trail was muddy in spots.

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Hiking

Beautiful trail! Mossy lush green trees and plants. Lots to look at and very different scenes through the hike.

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HikingRocky

Ponies!

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HikingMuddyRocky

Beautiful trail through the highlands. Saw lots of ponies in the beginning. Rained during the last 2 miles and the Fairview trail turned into small a creek. Great hike!

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Michael Mullins reviewed Cliffside Trail
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Hiking

Honestly, this should only be used if you’re looking for a short cut up to Crest trail/Pine mountain/rhododendron gap instead of following the AT up. It is not kid friendly after the horse trail forks off. The beginning gets you close to the river, if that’s what you’re seeking. There aren’t any cliffs, or views. LOTs of downed trees, and it doesn’t get the same maintenance as the nearby AT.

Austin Odum reviewed Cabin Creek Trail
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HikingMuddyRocky

The loop was a fun and easy trail to hike. There was an opportunity to climb up the mountain to see additional waterfalls. I would not recommend taking children up the mountain. Overall, I would do it again.

Jake Thornton reviewed Cabin Creek Trail
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Hiking

From the gate at Massie Gap take a left down the gravel horse trail until you reach the trail head on your right. Follow the orange markings the entire time on the trail. The trail will split quickly into your hike. Stay straight. When you hear the river you will see a path to your left off of the trail. It is steep but offers great views of small falls. There are small falls all the way along the trail. It will get steep and muddy as you continue up the trail. Keep going until you see a sign for the falls overlook and massie gap. You can climb up the mountain for the falls overlook but it’s nothing special. If you follow the trail pointing towards massie gap it follows the ridge and is a flat loop back to your starting point. Nice trail. Nice falls. Shaded hike most of the way. Pretty mountain laurel right now

Tammy Miller reviewed Cabin Creek Trail
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HikingFee

Excellent hike. I wasn't expecting multiple waterfalls - wonderful surprise! The hike is easy. Like other reviewers, I went left and was happy with my decision. I didn't get my feet wet crossing the multiple branches, I suppose it just depends on the current water level. I had this trail to myself today but if you go on a busy day you should be able to find a nice spot, there are so many. The hike out is a nice pine woods hike. There is an extra waterfall overlook trail that is poorly marked and it just allows for exploration/boulder hopping/climbing not really an "overlook" but does lead you to a couple more waterfalls. When I hiked back to the trail head I headed up Rhododendron Trail to see the wild ponies. Awesome day! Don't forget to bring your $7 to park.

Joseph F. reviewed Cabin Creek Trail
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Raymond Layton reviewed First Peak Trail
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BackpackingMuddyRocky

This was a section of a 8ish mile backpacking trip the last weekend of May 2020. We started at the Scales, then AT SOBO to Bear Pen Trail, Big Wilson Creek Trail, Kabel Trail, First Peak, Second Peak, Third Peak, Stone Mountain and Back to the Scales. Two nights out. There was quite a bit of rain in the two weeks leading up to our trip, so there was tons of water on the trails.....wet feet all day. The highlight of this section was Stone Mountain which was at the end of our day 2 and camp for night 2. Don't be fooled, this is a horse trail. We were passed by horses several times and the trail showed the wear and tear of years of horse usage. Box checked....no need to do this trail again. Great trip despite the trail conditions!

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Hiking

Great hike, it's a solid 9 miles but not that difficult. The last stretch and the summit are a bit underwhelming with no view but it's still totally worth it for the state high point. Excellent views of the meadows and surrounding mountains at the beginning of the hike and also right before the final spur trail. Saw about 6 wild ponies which was quite cool. But watch out for horse droppings!

Dalton rose reviewed Cabin Creek Trail
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Hiking

you have to cross abunch of creeks. TONS of waterfalls along thecway! absolute great hike!

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