Big Rock/Cedar Rock Loop

Cedar Mountain, NC
Length: 3.50 mi.
Type: Lollipop

About This Trail

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Combine the Big Rock, Cedar Rock, and Little River trails for a moderately strenuous 3.5-mile loop.  The trail starts by climbing to the top of Cedar Mountain, then crossing over the top of it, following cairns which mark the trail.  After descending the other side, you will re-enter the forest and join up with the Little River Trail, which is shaded and mostly flat.  Across the top of the mountain, you will be hiking on granite, with new views to soak in every few hundred feet.

Park in the Corn Mill Shoals Access Area.  The trail starts across the road.

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Trail Features

Carrier needed No
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Creek / River and Viewpoint

The highlight of this trail is getting to walk across the exposed granite bald. The views are spectacular, especially in the fall and winter.

Make sure to wear adequate sun protection, as much of this trail is not shaded.

Trail Contributor

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I joined Hike it Baby in 2014 when my son was just 2 months old.  A year later, I became an Ambassador for the Greenville, SC branch.  I love raising my kids on the trail and meeting so many like-minded families!

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