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One review we read classified this trail as moderate. When we stopped to seek directions from a local outfitting store and the clerk questioned that rating. Once we arrived at the trail head there was a description of the trail posted on a bulletin board...More
Hiked this loop of 3.6 miles. Views are fantastic but the 500 foot elevation climb on switch back is a work out. Took our time and enjoyed every minute. Gives you a chance to hike on the Appalachian Trail for a bit!
I hiked up this at 7am in June as part of a 20.2 mile day with a pack at 28lbs. As an avid hiker it was an enjoyable climb and the great view! I went in July from the NOC parking lot along the AT...More
My wife and I were spending a few days in Asheville but wanted to see some trails so we scoped out Lovers Leap. Read some reviews (not on TA) that gave confusing instructions but the parking and hike are pretty simple. Park at the NOC...More
Lovers Leap Loop trail is a fairly easy hike. The trail starts out mostly flat and follows the French Broad River. The trail climbs through a series of switch backs. The ground is a bit rough so proper footwear is a very good idea and...More
We started the trail on the river side and came back down via the Silvermine trail. We didn't know it in advance, but we completed the steepest portion on the way up. And we were glad that we did it in that direction. The trail...More