Special Places

Cedar Rock

A popular hiking, biking, climbing, equestrian, fishing, and camping destination, Cedar Rock features an extensive trail system. Several trailheads are found at Davidson River Fish Hatchery and North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Education Center, just west of Looking Glass Falls. The Art Loeb Trail winds completely around the base of Cedar Rock, and connector trails lead to Cathey’s Creek and Kuykendahl Campground. Cedar Rock Mountain itself is a massif with spectacular bare rock faces, much used by climbers. It offers stunning views of the Davidson River Valley, Johns Rock, and Looking Glass Rock. Cedar Rock’s billion-year-old granite rock summit, rounded by exfoliation from millions of years of weathering, shelters biodiversity that only the tropics can rival.

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Popular activities on Cedar Rock

paddling

Paddling

hiking

Hiking

backpacking

backpacking

running

Running

swimming

Swimming

equestrian

Equestrian

old growth

Old-Growth

climbing

Climbing

rare species

Rare Species

biking

Biking

fishing

Fishing

scenic views

Scenic Views