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Glen Burney Trail

Annie Cannon Gardens on Laurel Lane, Blowing Rock, NC
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Rainy but fun

We went on this hike while is was raining one afternoon. We had been in the car a while getting... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Eliza B
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Good trail right in Blowing Rock

Access to this trail is right behind the Memorial Park in Blowing Rock. The trail descends about... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Annie Cannon Gardens on Laurel Lane, Blowing Rock, NC
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank Eliza B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank UKPP2014
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.

Thank mariahbaxley
Reviewed 6 June 2017

amazing hike in downtown blowing rock! 1.5 miles down hill to 2 really good waterfalls.. but keep in mind you have to walk back up!! pretty neat that its accessible from right downtown!!

2  Thank Chris C
Reviewed 16 May 2017

If you are looking for a relatively easy hike close to the downtown area of Blowing Rock, look no further than the Glen Burney Trail just off Laurel Lane two blocks from Main Street. The well cleared and maintained trail follows a creek along a...More

2  Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 24 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank jmpncsu
Reviewed 24 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank Danielle R
Reviewed 7 April 2017

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."...More

2  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 3 April 2017

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....More

Thank gypsyiam
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...More

Thank Mike B
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Karen C
19 July 2017|
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.
27 August 2016|
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Response from wendymN6298UZ | Reviewed this property |
It starts right behind the parking garage in downtown Blowing Rock.