John Rock 365 is a hiking and biking trail in Transylvania County, North Carolina. It is 1.7 miles long and begins at 2,603 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,262 feet. John Rock (elevation 3,209 feet) can be seen along the trail.
John Rock 365 Professional Reviews and Guides
"From the Pisgah Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Education Center, the route follows Cat Gap Loop Trail across Cedar Rock Creek and then travels beside the creek to reach Cedar Rock Falls. Leaving the creek, the path continues uphill and touches through multiple hemlock groves to reach John Rock Trail. After climbing over the top of John Rock you will see a marked side trail that leads to an exposed rock and panoramic overlook. Enjoy viewing the west slopes of Looking Glass Mountain and then return to the John Rock Trail and follow it downhill to rejoin Cat Gap Loop Trail and conclude the hike."
--Jennifer Pharr Davis, Five-Star Trails: Asheville (Menasha Ridge Press).
"This hike takes you to the top of John Rock, a granite dome rising above the Pisgah National Forest. From John Rock you can see its more popular “big brother” Looking Glass Rock and mountains beyond. Begin at an informative wildlife center and interesting fish hatchery, following the Davidson River. Turn up at a tributary, then begin an unbroken ascent to John Rock’s naked top and a worthwhile panorama."
--Johnny Molloy , Best Hikes Near Asheville, North Carolina (Falcon Guides).
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