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Glen Burney Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.9 (11)

This moderate out-and-back trail travels to Glen Burney Falls and Glen Marie Falls.


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Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.8

KM

Point to Point

3,509' 1,070 m

High

2,882' 878 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

628' 191 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Waterfall · Wildflowers

Family Friendly Children can do the trail, but there are some extremely tall drops to be aware of.

Description

The trailhead entrance is in the Annie Cannon parking lot off Laurel Lane. The trail is about 1.6 miles long and drops 600 feet as it follows New Years Creek. The trail sticks to the creek the entire time so navigation is simple. The trail is a bit rough in places where erosion has eaten away at it, but your hard efforts will be rewarded by spectacular views of the two waterfalls cascading down the smoothed-rock cliffs.

For an even better experience, bring a lunch to enjoy at the foot of the falls.

Flora & Fauna

Rhododendrons bloom in the spring and summer.

Contacts

Land Manager: Blue Ridge Conservancy

Shared By:

Jeff Fielhauer

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  3.9 from 11 votes

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  3.9 from 11 votes
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#357

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#10,193

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Photos

Glen Burnay falls
Jun 14, 2020 near Blowing…, NC
Looking up from Glen Marie
Jun 14, 2020 near Blowing…, NC
Climbing rocks at bottom of falls
Jun 14, 2020 near Blowing…, NC

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Apr 16, 2022
Tracey Ziniel
Dec 2, 2021
Kate Sully
The trail is nicely paved out & easy to follow. The round trip was roughly 3mi. The way back took a lot of energy with all the uphills. Views worth it
Jun 12, 2021
Christopher Pharo
Oct 13, 2020
AJ M
Glen Burney (2nd/middle falls) is the best view from the side trail. Overlooks for GBF is overgrown, as are some other views. Great hike, rough trail. 2.1mi
Sep 17, 2020
Nathaniel Poulin
nice hike with well maintained trails. beautiful waterfalls 2.8mi — 1h 51m
Sep 5, 2020
Drew Sigmon
3.2mi — 1h 45m
Jun 4, 2020
Stephanie Dryer
May 10, 2020
Jeff Johnson