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Sunset Rock
Nov 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 506 506 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Level of difficulty: Moderate (less than 300-foot elevation gain)

Driving distance/direction from downtown Highlands, NC: 0.5 miles out Horse Cove Road

Parking: Limited free parking adjacent to trailhead, across the road from Highlands Nature Center

Hiking distance: 1.2 miles round trip

Description: Walk up Sunset Park Road from trailhead to turnaround at the top of this graveled road – overlook with wonderful view of Highlands village is immediately to the right.

Footnote: A narrow trail heading east from the turnaround leads to Sunrise Rock and a good view of Horse Cove. Do not block the road, which is a private roadway.

Hike descriptions adapted from the Highland Hiker’s Guide to Day Hikes.