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“Loved the sound of Flowing water as we hiked by the creek” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Glen Burney Trail

Glen Burney Trail
Ranked #10 of 37 things to do in Blowing Rock
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Dallas, TX
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Loved the sound of Flowing water as we hiked by the creek”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is said to be a "a moderately vigorous" hike, which I agree with. That said, there were hikers age 7- 70 on the trail with us, though the older folks appeared to be very active and in great shape. The first half of the trail is all downhill, then you turn around and cone back the way you came, which of course means, uphill all the way home! I would not do this hike if it has recently rained - we had 2 dry days after the most recent rain and the trail was dry almost everywhere - just a couple of muddy spots left, but I can imagine a recent rain would leave this trail in rough shape and make for extremely slow-going. There are signs posted regarding staying on the trail and away from waterfalls. I was told by a couple of people that people have slipped on the rocks and went down the falls and died. After seeing the falls, j can definitely see how this could happen - just stay on the trail and you'll be fine! I would probably not take a child under 7 or 8 for that reason though! Beautiful rhodedendron line the trail in many places - looking forward to doing this hike again when they are in bloom and also in the fall.

Visited April 2013
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English first
North Carolina, USA
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91 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“my favorite hike”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

Out and back. Harder on the way out than in! Waterfalls, old growth trees. Beautiful. Easy parking, in-town location. So nice.

Visited September 2012
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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Strenuous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Love this hike from the middle of town, but it does go steeply down; therefore, the climb back up is not easy. It's very pretty and easy to get to.

Visited September 2012
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Boone, North Carolina, United States
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

Beautiful views, nice hike with the dog. This is one of my favorite trails in the summer. It is shaded and there are wild raspberry bushes!

Visited October 2012
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Thank Terri M
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Boone, North Carolina
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160 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“A Secret Trail”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

People look for a great hike off the parkway but this gem is often overlooked IN the town of Blowing Rock. CAREFUL, the trail can be slick and do NOT ignore the warning signs

Visited January 2012
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