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Black Rock Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.2 (6)

Enjoy this out-and-back trail to a pleasant viewpoint.


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Map Key

0.9

Miles

1.5

KM

Point to Point

5,022' 1,531 m

High

4,722' 1,439 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

300' 92 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

20%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers

Description

Starting at the parking area, this trail makes a gentle descent through a forested landscape to reach a pleasant viewpoint at the trail's end. At the end, be sure to check out the two lookout points: one uses a post and metal rope covered with plastic for you to hold onto to climb on the rock. The other has a ladder to get to the plastic-covered metal rope. The lookouts are not easy to maneuver up. Be sure to use precaution when climbing. Don't let go of the rope (trust me).

There are small streams of water running through the trail occasionally, so waterproof footwear could be a good idea.

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Brandy B

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  4.2 from 6 votes

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Trail Rankings

#336

in North Carolina

#9,692

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Nov 13, 2020
William Roddy
1h 00m
Oct 25, 2020
Adrienne Pittman
Sep 7, 2017
Brandy B
Aug 20, 2017
Jonathan M
1.7mi — 1h 05m