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Recommend spot before leaving by a local

Was told by a local that we must see this spot before we leave and they were right,it was something... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stuart C
Summerville, SC, United States
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Terrific vista of North Caroline Blueridge Mountains

The view is amazing at this spot although it can be tricky getting there. The Laurel Parkway is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gloria L
Austin, Texas, USA
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“small park” (4 reviews)
“blue trail” (3 reviews)
Laurel Park Highway, Laurel Park, NC
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was told by a local that we must see this spot before we leave and they were right,it was something spectacular to see. The View was awesome beautiful mountains. Was only a 15 minute drive from downtown Hendersonville on 5th Street. A nice place to...More

Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view is amazing at this spot although it can be tricky getting there. The Laurel Parkway is curved and changes names plus some GPS systems sometime tell you to go through gated communities, which do not work unless you live there or are visiting...More

Thank Gloria L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to take a few pictures or sit and enjoy the view. There are also hiking trails leading down the mountain.

Thank panthony311
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took the short drive out of Hendersonville up the winding road through the Laurel Springs community to this scenic spot. Nice view of the mountains. I am sure in the fall the colors will be very pretty.

Thank Jackie H
Reviewed 23 August 2017

At the top end of the Laurel Park Highway is JOR, a free lookout over the great Smoky Mountauins. It's a nice ride up the mountain past many beautiful homes on winding roads. Once you reach JOR the parking is free, there are a few...More

Thank RDU-Yankee
Reviewed 16 August 2017

It had snowed the day before and we were having very strong winds the day we visited Jump Off Rock. The wind chills on top at the overlook was around 10 degrees but I still loved it (I love cold weather however my husband was...More

Thank cheryl h
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

A fun free place to explore while in Hendersonville (Laurel Park area). There are trails to explore, park benches to sit and take in the views. You could take a picnic and have a great time. Watch the sunset. At various times throughout the year...More

Thank Sherri R
Reviewed 17 July 2017

At the recommendation of our B and B hostess, we eventually plugged in JOR in our GPS. The drive up was cool residential mountain roads. The view...outstanding....I mean outstanding. Very easy walk...accessible to everyone. A must see in H-Ville area

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 6 July 2017

If you appreciate a beautiful sunset and view then definitely make the drive up to this viewpoint! Just gorgeous. We visited several times during our stay and even read about the legend of the rock online.

Thank ricefamily5
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday late afternoon and enjoyed the views. The board was. Helpful in attempting to spot the various mountain tops. We only did the blue trail which while short starts out by the rocks so sure footedness is important, otherwise a nice...More

Thank mixaconsulting
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8 October 2017|
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Response from Gloria L | Reviewed this property |
That is for the viewer to judge. I got to go for sunset and see the blue of the blueridge but the sunset was so beautiful also.
30 October 2016|
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Response from Ken B | Reviewed this property |
You don't have to hike the trails, you're parking, literally 150' from the rock and there are benches that allow you to extend your stay. Depending on when you go, you might consider a jacket, it gets very breezy up there... More
16 June 2016|
Response from jpftx | Reviewed this property |
No water. Top of a mountain. You wouldn't want to jump!