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One of the more gentle trails (minus the descent off Sitting Bear) in the gorge, and one of the least traveled.


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Map Key

2.2

Miles

3.5

KM

Point to Point

4,140' 1,262 m

High

3,523' 1,074 m

Low

425' 130 m

Up

788' 240 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

63%

Max Grade (32°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Ten person group size limit.

Description

The trail crosses over the ridge between Hawksbill and Gingercake Mountains. It is a pretty mellow trail besides the section near the Sitting Bear, which is a big rock formation that looks like, well you guessed it, a sitting bear. That section of the trail is only a tenth of a mile long, but it is the steepest section of trail in the entire gorge. It's just the trail's way of keeping you honest in the Linville Gorge.

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Brandon Thrower

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  4.3 from 7 votes

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  4.3 from 7 votes
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Trail Rankings

#300

in North Carolina

#8,531

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Photos

Looking south from Celestial Point along the Devils Cliffs - just off of the Jonas Ridge Trail
Apr 3, 2020 near Linville, NC
Heading down into the Devil's Anus!
Nov 12, 2018 near Spruce…, NC
Fall leaves everywhere.
Nov 12, 2018 near Spruce…, NC
Iced over!
Nov 17, 2018 near Spruce…, NC

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Oct 26, 2022
Doug Geiger
Solitude, good chance you won't see another soul on this trail. Very nice exposed views, short black section, the rest easy blue hike
Oct 24, 2020
Sharon Gardner
With Jerry and Gigi — 2h 48m
Oct 2, 2020
Chris C
Aug 22, 2020
Chris C
Jun 9, 2020
Chris Ferrone
May 11, 2019
Amy Palmer
Jan 26, 2019
Dario Pellegrino
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