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Awesome views

We hiked this trail in the late morning and had an enjoyable time-except for the swarm of bugs at... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Karen S
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Pennsylvania
AMAZING VIEWS!

Hawksbill isn't easy but not too difficult either. Be prepared to be blown away when you het to the... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
GiGi S
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Nashville, Tennessee
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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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13 Mar 2017
“AMAZING VIEWS!”
28 Jan 2017
“Beautiful 360 degree Views, Moderate Hike”
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Linville, NC
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Reviewed yesterday

We hiked this trail in the late morning and had an enjoyable time-except for the swarm of bugs at the very top that prevented us from going to the outer edges. The views were spectacular and you could see for miles and miles on this...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Hawksbill isn't easy but not too difficult either. Be prepared to be blown away when you het to the top and look down the gorge. worth every step!!

Thank GiGi S
Reviewed 29 January 2017

One of our favorite hikes in the region, the Hawksbill Trail has some of the best views of the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area. The hike is 2.4 miles roundtrip, and spends quite a bit of time climbing in elevation (700 feet in 1.2 miles). We're...More

Thank Caren B
Reviewed 24 October 2016

First time to Hawksbill, and yes it was worth the effort. The mountain trail was fairly easy to get to, from Asheville. Count on a solid hour plus for the drive. Most trails obviously don't have restrooms, so do use it at one of the...More

Thank Weatherlypeeps
Reviewed 27 September 2016

I think it's the altitude. It's not such a tough hike. Fairly short actually. You go straight up the mountain. Down the other side and then a shorter hike up the next mountain. Nice view from the top. We were there during hawk migration and...More

Thank bbraswell
Reviewed 18 June 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...More

Thank MLSJD
Reviewed 10 February 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...More

1  Thank JessDahl7
Reviewed 1 February 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...More

1  Thank Bextasy
Reviewed 25 October 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...More

1  Thank xxxadixxx
Reviewed 18 October 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...More

1  Thank Thegreattraveler
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Didi5800
2 July 2016|
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Response from Bextasy | Reviewed this property |
Don't put it in the GPS because it takes you to Linville Gorge. Instead put Table Rock In the GPS. The trailheads are very close, so you will see hawksbill trailhead before table rock
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