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Glen Burney Trail

Annie Cannon Gardens on Laurel Lane, Blowing Rock, NC
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Close to town escape

Wonderful hike. It can be difficult when the weather is rainy. A lovely way to get way from it all... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lisa J
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Tampa
Moderate 3.2 mike round trip

This hike is a great 1-2 hour excursion if the weather is nice. We hiked it just this morning with... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stephanie U
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Annie Cannon Gardens on Laurel Lane, Blowing Rock, NC
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"in downtown blowing rock"
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"public parking"
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"big rain"
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"turn around"
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"nice waterfall"
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"large rocks"
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"main street"
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"hiking boots"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful hike. It can be difficult when the weather is rainy. A lovely way to get way from it all. Good for people of all fitness.

Thank Lisa J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hike is a great 1-2 hour excursion if the weather is nice. We hiked it just this morning with another couple. All of us are 50-52 years old and in fairly good shape. To get to the trailhead, you take Main Street to Laurel...More

Thank Stephanie U
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

Enjoyed the elevation changes - okay, the straight down and then up again. A few nice waterfalls to enjoy. Easy access from Main St.

1  Thank senoraeatsalot
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Reviewed August 16, 2017

Nice for there to be a waterfalls trail just in downtown Blowing Rock is nice. It was a nice hike for exercise but the waterfalls was just so so compared to others. Trail did not take you close enough to the first section of falls

Thank TruthISTold
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

This is a difficult hike for anyone not in very good shape. You hike downhill all the way, and the trail is filled with rocks and roots. The last part down to the bottom of the falls is almost treacherous. In addition, watch out for...More

2  Thank jimmyNorthCarolina
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

The Glen Burney Trail is a 1.3 mile hike down a deep ravine to two scenic waterfalls We are two senior couples that are in pretty good shape for our ages, which range from 68 to 72. Make sure you take water bottles and hiking...More

5  Thank Pat C
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Reviewed July 27, 2017

This is a great hike and is located in downtown Blowing Rock. Its a good 1.5 miles DOWN and on rooted tree and rocky paths. It's winding and a real nice hike. You will see two waterfalls and be able to stop and picnic and...More

1  Thank Joy T
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Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

This trail was in downtown Blowing Rock. Very pretty waterfalls and took about an hour and a half to complete.

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Reviewed July 24, 2017

We decided to see four waterfalls in 1 day. Three of them are on this trail. It is rated moderate to strenuous and now I understand why. You basically start at 3520 feet and descend to 2920 feet to get to the last fall. I...More

Thank Ricky H
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Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

We went on this hike while is was raining one afternoon. We had been in the car a while getting here and needed to stretch our legs before heading to the hotel. The hike is out and back hike but note that the first part...More

1  Thank Eliza B
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Karen C
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Zozokat
August 26, 2016|
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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
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