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Address: Linville, NC
Activities: Hiking
Description: This is a short, but strenuous and steep hike to the summit of Hawksbill...
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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Best Mountain Views I've ever seen in NC

I have been doing this hike for 25 years. As a native of NC it is still has the best views of any hike I have ever done in my home state. It is a little hard to find, but a Google... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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North Caorolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I have been doing this hike for 25 years. As a native of NC it is still has the best views of any hike I have ever done in my home state. It is a little hard to find, but a Google search should get you some good directions. There is parking for maybe a dozen cars. Go during the... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Easy start but the last incline is tough grade, however, it's worth it! The 360 degree vistas are simply amazing! There are two areas at top, both worth your time, easy to find trail to each. The trail that splits to the right has views of Eagles soaring!

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Lewisville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The day we hiked this trail, it was horribly hot & humid but very enjoyable with a good sense of accomplishment!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A place everyone should see, magnificent views of a very rugged landscape. A bit of a challenging hike, but well worth it.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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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Morganton, North Carolina
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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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Address: Linville, NC
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Linville

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