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Glen Burney Trail

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Address: Annie Cannon Gardens on Laurel Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

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Nice Waterfall Hike right in Blowing Rock

Glen Burney Trail is a beautiful trail, just over a mile that passes several waterfalls on New Years Creek. The trailhead is right outside downtown Blowing Rock and makes a great... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Glen Burney Trail is a beautiful trail, just over a mile that passes several waterfalls on New Years Creek. The trailhead is right outside downtown Blowing Rock and makes a great hike if visiting. The first half-mile follows an old road grade and is quite easy, though not very secluded - houses are visible and you can hear the sounds... More 

Thank jmpncsu
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I wasn't expecting how beautiful the scenery on this hike would be. The waterfalls were easy to get to and worth the short hike. There were some logs that you had to climb over at times and a lot of tree roots but nothing that you wouldn't expect on any other hike. It is mostly downhill on the way to... More 

Thank Danielle R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at the Blowing Rock visitor center on the edge of town to get directions to the trail head. It started off level, and the two things on my mind were "This shouldn't take long" and this stream is too small for two waterfalls." Wrong on both counts. My wife and son were still tired from an earlier hike... More 

Thank Paul S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wasn't sure I could do it with a bum knee but I did the whole thing! Lovely cascades and waterfalls all along the trail. It starts out flat but goes down the rest of the way. And well then you have to go back up. Took me 2 hours with stops to enjoy the water and to catch my breath.... More 

Thank gypsyiam
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This is a great in-town hike if you have a few hours available. There are two named waterfalls and a cascade on this well-worn stream-side trail. The first waterfall on New Years Creek (yes, the actual name), Glen Burney Falls, is the site of a 1931 tragedy in which a heroine emerged from Charlotte (Google 'Waterfall Horror'). Most of this... More 

Thank Mike B
Weaverville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Approximately a two mile hike right in town. Goes along a stream with several picturesque waterfalls. The trail is moderately challenging due to rugged terrain of the trail, i.e. large rocks and roots in trail.

Thank Robin B
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Nice hike. Wet mud but good view of falls. Short hike in 2 hours walking and stopping for photos. Be careful if ice is on ground. Great day trip.

Thank Eddie B
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

A great walking experience on a nice fall day. Even with an elementary age student and a Parkinson's adult everyone was able to enjoy. I would not suggest this activity for a day with inclement weather. Rocky and mountainous terrain. The waterfalls are beautiful and against the beautiful fall colors of ruby red, golden yellow, vibrant orange plus some green... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Hiked the trail last weekend to take some Fall pictures. Beautiful scenery and waterfalls. Wear hiking shoes recommended, and plan for an enjoyable day in nature

Thank John T
Asheville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Be prepared for beautiful views, gorgeous water falls, quiet spots and one heck of a hike on this trail!

Thank Wendylee92016

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