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...a pleasant hiking trail right behind downtown

Before you leave BR, you have to hike at least part of the Glen Burney Trail. It's uniquely... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2018
Cherokee, North Carolina
Nice Trail

Blowing Rock has numerous nice trails and the Glen Burney Trail is one of them. The trail is... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
Alan S
Raleigh, United States
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Annie Cannon Gardens on Laurel Lane, Blowing Rock, NC
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All reviews great hike in downtown blowing rock close to town fallen trees beautiful falls public parking big rain entire hike parking deck miles round trip main street mile hike great exercise burnie roots marie cascade
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

Before you leave BR, you have to hike at least part of the Glen Burney Trail. It's uniquely located behind the downtown park, and have grades to satisfy most every body. 'Really cool...

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

Gardens are nice. Be ultra cautious on the trail which is narrow and steep in places. DO NOT attempt to cross the waterfalls as several have died doing this. There are better trails in the area to hike.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Pat C
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Blowing Rock has numerous nice trails and the Glen Burney Trail is one of them. The trail is adjacent to the small but nice Annie Cannon Gardens and the stream flows into a pond with fountain behind the town hall. There was one large swan...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alan S
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

This was the first time that we hiked to the Glen Burney Falls and Glen Marie Falls. First of all, forget Google Maps for this particular outing. They are usually incredibly accurate, but not this time. We passed another couple driving around looking for the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 9, 2018

I love this trail because it is family friendly but also beautiful falls and great exercise. Our girls are grown now, but we used to take them on this trail as youngsters, even carved our initials into the bridge. The waterfalls are beautiful and you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Pictures were beautiful of the watErfalls and thevrock benches along the way.. The natural flowers and fallen trees were breathtaking.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Dee Ann H
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This is a fun, but steep hike with lots of roots and brush. Great view of river, but The bridge was out, so did not go all the way.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank loakvik
Reviewed August 4, 2018

We planned to do the entire hike, but the first bridge was out and some of our party decided it was not safe to cross the water and continue. That is why I could not give it 5 stars. I didn't see the rest.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Christine H
Reviewed July 25, 2018

me and my family came here for something to do in NC. Let me tell you the views are breath taking, the trails are decked with nature and different wildlife. the only thing I would recommend to bring is sunblock, bug spray, and wear closed...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Brandon C
Reviewed July 25, 2018

We visited the Annie Cannon Gardens with friends. We were so glad we had chosen to stop by; the rhododendron, azaleas, and so many other beautiful flowers were at their peak. The lake was peaceful with ducks and a beautiful swan; they came out to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
There is a small gravel lot on the left side of the road right at the trail head which is even closer. Use your GPS or stop at the visitor center on the north side of town for a map and directions. Be sure to take rain gear... More