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The Big Flat Rock Overlook is just off the beaten path, but it's one of the best spots to take a break from the hike or even set up a campsite for the night. Hikers can also scramble up and around the backside of the campsite to stand on top of the overlook for an excellent view of the surrounding area.

Half-Day Hike: This campsite is roughly 3 miles from the Tablerock parking area.

Gem Type: Viewpoint

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Max Willner
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Aug 28, 2020
Chris C
Oct 6, 2018
Blake Bargar
Hike was much shorter than anticipated, but the view was well worth it. Campsite is relatively easy to find, and saved us from a lot of rain!
Apr 19, 2018
Jamie Thomson
What a hike!
Apr 1, 2018
Jacki K
Feb 18, 2018
Haydn Braun
Amazing campsite but the gps locator is off by about half a mile
Dec 31, 2017
Zachary Bowen
Jul 11, 2017
J C

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