This is mostly a loop hike with a small midway repeat section. We'll take Cat Gap Loop along pretty Davidson River and around the back side of John Rock, then John Rock trail over the top (with a break and views from the pluton's overlook), then come back on Horse Cove Rd at the front base of John Rock to the fish hatchery side of the lot.
(About 4.1 miles, elevation gain about 1000 feet, one reasonably easy rock-hop stream crossing, one short but fairly steep climb).
Will also add an optional extra 1.6 mile round trip hike to the Falls on Cedar Rock Creek from the same trail head afterwards for those who haven't had enough hiking and/or need a nice waterfall! Decide afterwards if you want to see it...
Bring water, snacks, and proper gear. Hiking poles too if needed.
Second meetup location at Bilo Brevard . Third meetup at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, fish hatchery (the trail head).
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