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Hawksbill Mountain Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.0 mile 1.6 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 687' 209 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 4,013' 1,223 m
Low: 3,326' 1,014 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 13% (7°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)

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Trail shared by Brandon Thrower

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

Brandon Thrower

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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Oct 3, 2019
Kaitlyn Sommer
Beautiful view of the gorge at the top 2mi
Sep 26, 2019
Chris Clamp
Aug 13, 2019
Marissa Hamilton
Super steep, but so worth the beautiful view!
Jul 16, 2019
Mitzi Bullis
Jun 16, 2019
Chris Ferrone
Apr 17, 2019
Lin St. Clair
took the Jonas ridge to Hawksbill. absolutely worth it
Apr 7, 2019
Dalana Parker
Nov 16, 2018
Ry Kennedy

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  4.8 from 11 votes

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Photos

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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