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Address: Linville, NC
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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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Phenomenal Hike

Excellent hike, little difficult finding road, parking available at trailhead. Took 1 hr up and once there couldn't leave! Too beautiful! Can see probably 50-75 miles, huge... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2016
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
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130 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Excellent hike, little difficult finding road, parking available at trailhead. Took 1 hr up and once there couldn't leave! Too beautiful! Can see probably 50-75 miles, huge granite top where to can picnic, and rest. Saw one bald eagle that flew by so close from behind me that if I was near the edge, I may have tripped and fallen... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

After a full day of hiking, my favorite place to end is on Hawksbill Mountain to watch the sunset. It is so breathtaking and is a decently fast hike that when it's dark, it doesn't take too long to get back down. I have cowboy camped on this mountain as well and the view of the stars at night is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

I came up here with a couple of friends, ready to hike. I seen a picture of somebody standing on a rock and definitely wanted to see that View. This is that you :-) it takes about 5 minutes to get to and is wheelchair accessible. We was ready to hike so we went to the bottom of this view,... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We stopped here on the way to Asheville and it was a highlight of the trip. The walk up took about 45 mins and was rewarded at the top. The last street h was really steep and a bit slippery with the leaves on the rocks. Once on top all was forgotten. The views were amazing and it was very... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We have hiked this trail for years, and it never gets easier. From the limited parking area you'll start the hike with moderate effort... But as soon as you see the little sign about midway, Oh it will change. The trail becomes more difficult and strenuous to the summit. Once you arrive at summit, prepare to have your breath taken... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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87 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

For me the trail started out easy to moderate. The farther it went the harder it got. Pretty good inclines a lot of the way but it's short. Took 40 min to the top. Walking across the top was scary to me but gorgeous views. I'd recommend it to anyone.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We had driving directions to the trailhead but still had to stop once to check and then also missed a turn. Once we found the parking area and trailhead, it was pretty easy to find our way to the summit. Apparently the trail route has been changed somewhat recently so the old trails are blocked off with brush. There were... More 

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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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40 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

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 66 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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