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Lunch trip to Sunset Falls

So since my 9 year old had to have 3 stitches from falling at Secret Falls the day before, I drove... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
susan l
Nashville, Tennessee
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Breathtaking hike

Sunset Rock is a quick 15 minute walkish-hike up a well-defined gravel road. The walk itself is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charlottesville, Virginia
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“easy hike”(8 reviews)
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Ravenel Park Road, 35. 04687, -83. 18714, Highlands, NC
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So since my 9 year old had to have 3 stitches from falling at Secret Falls the day before, I drove her up to the top while the others walked up. It is beautiful. The kids are getting their passport stamped at the purple mailboxes...More

Thank susan l
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunset Rock is a quick 15 minute walkish-hike up a well-defined gravel road. The walk itself is enjoyable as it is tree-covered and cool. When you reach the top, you emerge onto a majestic bald overlooking the town and well into the distance. It's a...More

Thank M H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We parked at the bottom in the designated area and walked to the top. Only visited Sunset Rock. Will try Sunrise Rock next time. Lot's of families making the 0.7 mile trek (one-way). The grade is very constant. The top is 250 feet higher than...More

Thank CaptiveGuru
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect hike for families and the view at the top is awesome. Walked up drinking my coffee and keeping track of my 4 year old..easy and just long enough.

Thank HPCmu
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

What a view opens up when you get to the top! We drove up but would recommend walking if your party is able. The one-lane gravel road is pretty bumpy and washed out in some places. Follow Main Street through town and turn right at...More

3  Thank Mary P
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful Views over looking the spectacular Highlands Area of NC, the over looks & mountain views from sunset and sunrise areas are magnificent , the entire place is less than like a mile and half, on a narrow rough gravel road, the views of the...More

Thank Tracey D
Reviewed 30 May 2018

This is a place you can walk or have a bmpy ride to the top! But we did make it in our car..very carefully! The view is gorgeous you can see the town and all the beautiful houses across the valley. We only knew about...More

1  Thank Beth W
Reviewed 8 May 2018

So much to see in Highlands- but this view should not be missed, You can drive to it or walk up the hill.

1  Thank TVHOST
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

This was a short hike that can also be drove. The total distance was 1.4mi. The kids loved the hike and great views at both sunset and sunrise viewing areas. Well worth the visit!

Thank travelmand3r
Reviewed 30 November 2017

very nice overlook. Can see the entire town. Was a nice fall day when we walked up. Brisk 20 min walk.

1  Thank Linda C
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Jim S
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Response from Vanda B | Reviewed this property |
Contact Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust 828-526-1111 they control use. The view is lovely..note limited parking at top, no restrooms, children need watching carefully because of drop offs. There is a home being built next to... More