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Table Rock Summit Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.8 (13)

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


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.1

KM

Point to Point

3,923' 1,196 m

High

3,373' 1,028 m

Low

550' 168 m

Up

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Down

15%

Avg Grade (9°)

30%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Off-leash

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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Linville Gorge Wilderness Area as seen from the peak of Table Rock Mountain.
Aug 1, 2017 near Spruce…, NC
From Table Rock
Dec 3, 2015 near Spruce…, NC
Enjoy views of Linville Gorge and the North Carolina High Country on the trail leading to the peak.
Aug 1, 2017 near Spruce…, NC
Almost to the top of Table Rock Ultras 50K
Sep 27, 2019 near Spruce…, NC
The awesome panoramic view from Tablerock Mountain.
Nov 20, 2015 near Spruce…, NC
To the northeast of Table Rock Mountain lies the remainder of the Mountains to Sea Trail.
Nov 20, 2015 near Spruce…, NC

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Aug 28, 2020
Chris C
Not to be missed! A truly panoramic view!
Jun 13, 2020
Tyler Sexton
Nov 30, 2019
Veronica Hudson
Sep 2, 2019
Chandler Queen
Apr 23, 2019
Cassie Dockery
Apr 5, 2019
Ry Kennedy
Jul 21, 2018
Dalana Parker