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Salamander Trail

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0.8 mile 1.3 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 358' 109 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 4,039' 1,231 m
Low: 3,681' 1,122 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by Luke AT

One of several routes up to Hawksbill Summit.

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly This accessible route to the summit of Hawksbill is a great way for kids of all ages to enjoy getting themselves to the top of a mountain.

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This is the least steep route up to Hawksbill summit which can be accessed from south of the peak along the Appalachian Trail AT. The trail follows a wide, rocky path around several looping switchbacks to Hawksbill Trail/Byrds Nest #2 Road just south of the summit. Several lesser viewpoints can be found along the upper stretches of the trail.

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Apr 21, 2018
Samantha Ross
Mar 5, 2017
Chris McCloud
Did Hawksbill vicinity as part of loop on all Hawksbill trails (AT-Salamander-Upper & Lower Hawksbill).
Mar 5, 2017
Chris McCloud
Done as part of Loop on all Hawksbill trails (AT-Salamander-Upper Hawksbill-Lower Hawksbill).
Mar 2, 2017
Donovan Fitzgerald
A much nicer way down from the summit of Hawksbill. 0.8mi
Feb 18, 2017
Katherine Clements
0.8mi
Feb 17, 2017
John Fitzpatrick
Oct 28, 2016
James Rathkopf
Jul 25, 2016
Ted Christensen
0.8mi

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