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    4 weeks, 1 day ago
    Short easy path around the lake, paved and quiet.
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    4 weeks, 1 day ago
    We took the shuttle to the top so we mostly only had to hike down. It was beautiful but the rock steps can be difficult to maneuver around. Not recommended for anyone with knee issues.
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    2 months, 2 weeks ago
    Super short and easy trail but beautiful waterfall and little hidden gem. It was quiet and secluded. Very different form the main hikes at Linville Falls.
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    3 months, 2 weeks ago
    I do this hike a lot with friends. It’s easy and fun!
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    4 months, 3 weeks ago
    Excellent hike through Rhododendron‘s,mountain laurel,fields of ferns along streams. Relatively flat. Some beautiful areas. Not much elevation changes
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    4 months, 3 weeks ago
    Pretty quick moderate hike to a great overlook.
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    7 months, 1 week ago
    Very steep in the second half. Avoid when raining, as the descent could be quite dangerous. Awesome view though.
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    7 months, 3 weeks ago
    Great hike with the entire family. Very popular spot - few more people than I expected, but still a fun and interesting hike through diverse terrain.
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    8 months ago
    I didn’t hike this trail. I accidentally tapped a star and now I can’t delete it.
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    8 months ago
    This trail was seriously tough with the high elevation change, and actually its 3 miles in 3 miles out not 2.7. However this trail was also very cool. I did it on a cool, wet and foggy day and it made for some spectacular views of the mountains in the fog. The higher up the mountains i got, the foggier it got! Near zero visibility at the top! Made trying to look out off of looking glass rock at the top impossible but thats also what made it cool! Sloughed my cooler up the mountain with me and had lunch as i stared out into the foggy abyss. 10/10 would do it again, just on a dryer day. Since it was so wet, it was a mudhole going up the mountain and made some of the fallen trees difficult to navigate without slipping off the face of the trail. I was pretty muddy by the time i got down.
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    9 months, 1 week ago
    Nice trail and beautiful waterfall
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    9 months, 2 weeks ago
    Early winter mornings are perfect for this hike. Complete solitude with my pup on the way up and at the top! Met many groups coming up as we were descending. Some of the granite surfaces were very slick from the freeze/thaw cycle.
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    9 months, 2 weeks ago
    I'm starting Physical Therapy for my knee so this is a great hike which doesn't stress the knee. Walking along an old logging rail track the gentle uphill from the trailhead to Walnut Bottoms provide great views of the creek. The Midnight Hole is 1.5 miles from the trailhead and, in warm weather, is a great (very cold) refresher. I rated the walk, 11 miles round trip, as a four. And that's only because I prefer being higher up and getting the great views.
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    12 months ago
    A challenging climb to the summit but the view makes it well worth the effort. I was a little disappointed in that I missed the fall color change but that aside it’s a great hike... When you finish be sure to travel towards sliding rock and view the Looking Glass Waterfall...
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    1 year ago
    Hike was easy at first and became moderate as we traversed rocks to get to the top. It was very busy but we were still able to do it with no problems. Not for the faint of heart as the views at the top are unprotected, but absolutely amazing! Pet friendly!
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    1 year ago
    10.8 miles, 3000 foot elevation gain, very steep climbs/descents, tough terrain, very remote - no cell service, beautiful scenery and views of river and gorge. Recommend counter-clockwise route. Take GPS map, free download availabe from Avenza maps app. Can be occassionally easy to lose trail if not careful and have GPS.
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    1 year ago
    A nice, short hike off the Blue Ridge Parkway. The entire way is on a gravel carriage road that is closed to vehicles. The woods have grown up around the summit tower, but there are still distant views over the treetops. The trail passes through large open fields which reminded me of England. Rated three stars because of crowds.
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    1 year ago
    Great views from Walker Knob, Greybeard was socked in with clouds so not much to report there. Trail was very muddy from recent rains, would like to try it again in better conditions.
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    1 year, 1 month ago
    Hiked on 10-7-18. Was hoping for more fall color but it is a little later this year. Hiked this same hike a few years back on first Friday of October and colors were at peak. Easy hike. Mostly flat. Very muddy after any rain at all. A lot of secondary trails have been made by hikers to go around the bigger mud holes. Falls had much less water on this trip compared to a few years back. Can get crowded on weekends. I hiked out to falls about 4:30 PM and passed more people than I could even count who were returning from the falls. When I arrived there were only two couples at the base and a few people above the falls. Within 10 minutes they were all gone and I had it to myself.
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    1 year, 1 month ago
    Great trail. I’ve been hiking this one for years, teook my nine-year-old daughter for the first time this past weekend. Trail is still well-maintained. Challenging with a nice view at the end.
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    1 year, 1 month ago
    This is a very pretty waterfall, and a nice, short walk from the parking area. On this trip, we went at too busy of a time, and it was nearly impossible to get a photo without other people in it. Still, make a point to take the user trail over to Little Moore Cove Falls, which is much less crowded.
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