Trail Run Project Logo

gem icon John Rock [Suggest Edits]

11 votes

Description

What's not to love about the panoramic view from John Rock?

It's a great place to rest in the sun, and admire Looking Glass Rock right across the valley. If you come during Peregrine falcon nesting season, see if you can spot them nesting on Looking Glass Rock.

The rock is sloped and can be very slippery if wet. It's around a 200' sheer drop, so you'll (obviously) want to be careful. I recommend you bring lunch or dinner along in your pack, and run to the look out. That way, you can eat and enjoy the view with friends!

Short Run: Park at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education & Fish Hatchery. Use the Cat Gap Loop trail to access the John Rock trail. If you want to do a simple hike in and out in a day, I recommend taking the eastern section of the Cat Gap Loop.

Gem Type: Viewpoint

Shared by:
Matthew Fedel

0 Comments

You & This Gem


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Share This Gem

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

none

Nearby Trails

31.1 mi 50.1 km
Art Loeb Trail
Brevard, NC
31.1 mi 50.1 km Brevard, NC
Unknown
Update
24 
Slater-Marietta, SC
7.8 mi 12.5 km Slater-Marietta, SC
Minor Issues
Update
Fallen Trees
63 days ago
16 
9.8 mi 15.8 km
Sam Knob Loop
Brevard, NC
9.8 mi 15.8 km Brevard, NC
Unknown
Update
10 
Etowah, NC
15.3 mi 24.6 km Etowah, NC
Unknown
Update
13.7 mi 22.0 km
High Line Loop
Cullowhee, NC
13.7 mi 22.0 km Cullowhee, NC
Unknown
Update
2.9 mi 4.7 km
Bennett Gap Trail
Brevard, NC
2.9 mi 4.7 km Brevard, NC
Unknown
Update
1.5 mi 2.4 km
Rainbow Falls Trail
Slater-Marietta, SC
1.5 mi 2.4 km Slater-Marietta, SC
Unknown
Update
1.3 mi 2.1 km
Dismal Trail #12
Slater-Marietta, SC
1.3 mi 2.1 km Slater-Marietta, SC
Minor Issues
Update
Fallen Trees
63 days ago
3.1 mi 5.1 km
Farlow Gap Trail
Brevard, NC
3.1 mi 5.1 km Brevard, NC
Unknown
Update
Etowah, NC
7.6 mi 12.3 km Etowah, NC
Unknown
Update
Shared by Matthew Fedel on Mar 10, 2017. All Page Views: 1,626. Last Month: 179.