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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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Awesome trail

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2014
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Lewisville, North Carolina
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Lewisville, North Carolina
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152 reviews 152 reviews
67 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
31 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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137 reviews 137 reviews
27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Morganton, North Carolina
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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