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Hawksbill Mountain Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.9 (22)

A short hike to majestic 360-degree views from the summit of Hawksbill.


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Map Key

1.0

Miles

1.6

KM

Point to Point

4,013' 1,223 m

High

3,326' 1,014 m

Low

687' 209 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Ten person group size limit.

Description

Hawksbill Trail is a great summit trail to an incredible summit. The trail is technical and gets steadily steeper as you go, but the 360-degree views from the summit are totally worth it. Link this trail up with the Jonas Ridge Trail, and you have a great out-and-back, or you could loop it with the gravel road.

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Brandon Thrower

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  4.9 from 22 votes

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Checking out the gorge!
Nov 12, 2018 near Spruce…, NC
Enjoy a great view of Linville Gorge from Hawksbill Overlook.
May 7, 2017 near Spruce…, NC
The Hawksbill is a perfect place to sit
May 2, 2018 near Spruce…, NC
Table Rock in the distance
May 2, 2018 near Spruce…, NC
First view part way up the trail
Nov 12, 2018 near Spruce…, NC
Another view of the Gorge!
Nov 12, 2018 near Spruce…, NC

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Jul 31, 2021
Tracey Ziniel
Jun 19, 2021
Suzette Gachez Brooks
Beautiful 2mi
Jan 16, 2021
Chris Coffee
Hiked up to Hawksbill and over to Gingercake & back. Great day! 10mi — 7h 00m
Aug 29, 2020
Jeff P.
Aug 22, 2020
Chris C
Unrivaled view of the gorge. A must see if you are in the area.
Mar 25, 2020
Lewis Townsend
Oct 3, 2019
Kaitlyn Sommer
Beautiful view of the gorge at the top 2mi