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Hawksbill Mountain Trail

Linville, NC
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Ranked #6 of 10 attractions in Linville
Description: This is a short, but strenuous and steep hike to the summit of Hawksbill Mountain at an elevation of 4020 feet.
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Charlotte, North Carolina
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I love hiking along the Blue Ridge Parkway and in the Boone / Blowing Rock area. This is the BEST view of any hike I have done. 360 degree view at the top looking many miles in each direction. Great view down into Linville Gorge and you can hear (but not see) the falls in the distance.

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Boone, North Carolina
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24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

The trail is about .7 mile up and mildly difficult. But the views of the gorge and points north and south are very rewarding. Very cool different niches on the summit here and a great photo op. Good to combine this with Spence Ridge Trail to the bridge on the linville river to get a good top to bottom perspective.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

Wonderful views after a moderate hike to the top! Great backup when Table Rock parking area is closed.

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Banner Elk, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

Strenuous climb up but well worth the views!! Careful during the winter, ice and snow on the ground make it a lot harder and a bit slippery on the way down. I wouldn't recommend it for small children as it is such a hard climb.

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