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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