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blueBlack Table Rock Summit Trail

Trail

0.7 mile 1.1 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 550' 168 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 3,923' 1,196 m
Low: 3,373' 1,028 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 15% (9°)
Max Grade: 30% (16°)

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Trail shared by Max Willner

This leads to one of the highest points (and best views) in the Linville Gorge Wilderness Loop.

Max Willner

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly This trail is short and easily accessible from the parking area; it's a great spot to enjoy a picnic and marvel at the scenery.

Hunting and fishing are allowed, but permits are required. Camping is permitted in the gorge, but permits are required from May 1 through October 31.

Description

This short but steep trail leads from the Table Rock Mountain parking and picnic area to the lookout on Table Rock Mountain. At 3,680 feet, hikers will find a beautiful, panoramic view of North Carolina's expansive Linville Gorge Wilderness Area.

This trail is considered part of the Linville Gorge Wilderness Loop.

Flora & Fauna

Local flora - rhododendron, sand mrtyle, red chokeberry, azalea, turkey beard, bristly locust, yellow root, silverbell, orchids, ninebark, and wild indigo.

Local fauna - white-tail deer, black bears, squirrel, raccoon, grouse, turkey, vultures, owls, hawks, as well as brown and rainbow trout. There are also copperheads and timber rattlesnakes.

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Apr 5, 2019
Ry Kennedy
Jul 21, 2018
Dalana Parker
Mar 27, 2018
Chris W
Jul 30, 2017
David McCormick
Jun 14, 2017
Jacob Carpenter
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Apr 20, 2017
Joshua Clark
Apr 11, 2017
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