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Easy for young kids// incredible views!!

Our 3-5-7 year olds did this no problem. Short and pretty easy thru the woods (roots and rocks) to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ksburns
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Harrisburg, North Carolina
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Great view with a short hike

This overlook is very easily accessible from the parkway. We have enjoyed this hike for many years... read more

Reviewed March 26, 2019
stevemccord0
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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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Milepost 305.2 Blue Ridge Parkway, Linville, NC 28777
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our 3-5-7 year olds did this no problem. Short and pretty easy thru the woods (roots and rocks) to get to the opening ... and once you do - WOW!! What a view! You can even see Charlotte to the left (south). Highly recommend! We...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 26, 2019 via mobile

This overlook is very easily accessible from the parkway. We have enjoyed this hike for many years and would recommend it highly to individuals who don’t want to take a long hike to get to a view. A huge boulder that slopes down from the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed February 13, 2019

This was quite a hike to the top of Beacon Heights Overlook but so worth it. The views were stunning. We were told that you can see the tops of the buildings in Charlotte on a clear day. The hike was a bit strenuous as...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 14, 2018

I was blown away by the view from these two mountain overlooks at the top of one trail. The trail leads to these bald gently sloping rock overlooks that let you find a nice comfortable spot to sit and take in the amazing view across...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

It was the perfect distance for a quick hike. Our waitress recommended this hike. It was a great spot! I highly recommend it. The views are beautiful and the rock face allows for a place to sit and enjoy the views for a while without...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

The hike has a small parking lot and is denoted from the road but it wasn't clear from the parking lot where to go. You cross an old road to an opening in the woods and head up 300 feet of elevation or so to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

The hike was listed as a leg stretcher but if you consider elevation gain of over 300 feet a leg stretcher - then yeah. The views are nice - but not much better than from the parkway.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank joedvet
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

The hike to the overlook is a bit rocky and uphill, but rather short (our hiking guide said .7 miles round trip). The view from the overlook is beyond worth it!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Rena P
Reviewed March 5, 2018

Again one of those nature at its finest disturbed monments of time and place just to take it all in on the 468 mile journey.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank jennifera399
Reviewed May 15, 2017

in around a half hour (out and back) you can get to two rock outcrops that reward you with long views. There are plenty of panoramic views on BRP overlooks in the same area, but this one adds a little dramatic tension and exercise because...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Steve P
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