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Glen Burney Trail

Annie Cannon Gardens on Laurel Lane, Blowing Rock, NC
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Beautiful hike

Enjoyed the elevation changes - okay, the straight down and then up again. A few nice waterfalls to... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
senoraeatsalot
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Gulfport, Mississippi
Poor View of Falls but nice trail in Blowing Rock

Nice for there to be a waterfalls trail just in downtown Blowing Rock is nice. It was a nice hike... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
TruthISTold
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Annie Cannon Gardens on Laurel Lane, Blowing Rock, NC
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

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

Thank senoraeatsalot
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Reviewed 16 August 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 10 August 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

1  Thank jimmyNorthCarolina
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Reviewed 9 August 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 28 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 16 July 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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Reviewed 21 June 2017

Access to this trail is right behind the Memorial Park in Blowing Rock. The trail descends about 650 feet and is quite steep at times, worth remembering as you have to come back up afterwards. We took it slow and steady and did the round...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2017

Not much to it. A good place to go walking or jogging, but not much to see other than a small stream.

1  Thank mariahbaxley
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Karen C
19 July 2017|
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Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
The Glen Burney trail is called that because it goes to the Glen Burney Falls, the cascades, and Glen Marie Falls.
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Zozokat
27 August 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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