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Spence Ridge Trail

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Length

1.5 Miles 2.4 Kilometers


Elevation

9' 3 m

Ascent

-852' -260 m

Descent

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

44%

Max Grade (24°)

2,926' 892 m

High

2,075' 633 m

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A scenic ridge trail descending down from Table Rock Rd down to the Linville Gorge Trail and the river

Max Willner

Overview

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.
Features: Birding — Cave — Fall Colors — River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Off-leash

Description

This trail is most accessible via the Table Rock parking area. The beginning of this trail is off of Table Rock Rd. This is a strenuous hike, and caution is recommended.

It's also important to note that the Spence Ridge Trail bridge at the Linville River is currently washed out. Hikers must execute a wet crossing to proceed. River conditions are to be considered dangerous in the event of recent rainfall.

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

In the event that the river proves too difficult to cross, backcountry hikers can find a number of unofficial campsites along the river.

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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Oct 28, 2017
Andrea Powell
May 20, 2017
David T-
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Mar 11, 2017
Beth Griffin
CLJ: Ann, George, Jerry Tyler, and I 2.9mi
May 1, 2016
Charles Pulse
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