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Big Lost Cove Cliffs Trail

Intermediate
 5.0 (3)

A mild backcountry trail that leads to some epic views of Grandfather Mountain and massive cliffs.


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Map Key

1.7

Miles

2.8

KM

Point to Point

3,752' 1,144 m

High

3,420' 1,042 m

Low

311' 95 m

Up

361' 110 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers

Family Friendly Though the terrain can be technical for younger family members, those with older kids will enjoy the great views and sense of accomplishment.

Description

This trail starts near the top of Pineola Road and is a short trip, but the views from the cliffs are totally worth it. The trail is mildly technical and has a bit of elevation change, but nothing too crazy.

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Shared By:

Brandon Thrower

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  5.0 from 3 votes

#1

in Wilson Creek

#668

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#1

in Wilson Creek

#668

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View from Big Lost Cove Cliffs
Mar 24, 2020 near Linville, NC
Grandmother and Grandfather mountains as seen from Big Lost Cove Cliffs
Mar 24, 2020 near Linville, NC

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Mar 28, 2020
Lewis Townsend
Mar 21, 2020
Dale Huffman
3.4mi
Jun 16, 2019
Carlos S
Aug 5, 2018
Bill Lee
1.7mi
Aug 4, 2018
Alexander Albert
This is 1.7 miles each way, has pretty cool views at the very end of the trail 3.4mi
May 24, 2018
Paige Spell
Mar 11, 2017
Chuck Watson
Jan 16, 2017
Jamie Johnson
Fogged over but beautiful 3.6mi