“This leads to one of the highest points (and best views) in the Linville Gorge Wilderness Loop.”
— Max Willner
Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
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.
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.