Sunday, April 24, 2011

Jump Off Rock 4/23/2011

We were in Hendersonville on a day trip and decided to take the short drive out to Jump Off Rock.  Starting downtown we turned west on 5th Ave. which changes to Laurel park Rd.  This is a pleasant drive through nice residential neighborhoods.  The road climbs uphill most of the way and dead ends at a circle with parking.  Just a hundred or so level feet ahead is Jump Off Rock. 

You have the choice of just enjoying the great views and the gentle breezes or you can hike any or all of the three short trails leading downhill.  There is a grassy area and benches between the parking and the rock.  Part of our group had had enough hiking for the day and relaxed at the top while the rest of us walked a little and found a geocache.

The geocache was hiding near this little cave just down from the rock.  The Grandsons enjoyed climbing down here to look for it.  The overlook has a railing and the trails are not overly dangerous but this is a place that you need to keep a close eye on children and not let them run ahead on the trails.

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