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It’s Not Easy to Get There, but REALLY Worth the Effort

This is one of the best hikes I’ve done in the area between Linville and Boone. It’s spectacular... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tampa, Florida
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Please, please hike this trail!

This trail is a nice steady uphill climb, bring a walking stick. It's a very clear trail walking... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2018
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This is a short, but strenuous and steep hike to the summit of Hawksbill Mountain at an elevation of 4020 feet.
Linville, NC
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

I love hiking along the Blue Ridge Parkway and in the Boone / Blowing Rock area. This is the BEST view of any hike I have done. 360 degree view at the top looking many miles in each direction. Great view down into Linville Gorge...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best hikes I’ve done in the area between Linville and Boone. It’s spectacular. It’s not at all easy on you or your car to get to the vistas that will reward, but man is it worth the trip. After a...More

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Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

This trail is a nice steady uphill climb, bring a walking stick. It's a very clear trail walking amongst the woods until you see the clearing to an incredible view! It will take about 20 minutes each way plus however many hours you want to...More

1  Thank 748ANDREAB
Reviewed August 18, 2018

What a beautiful, scenic trail in the Linville mountain area. So quiet and nicely structured trail to make want to take as much time as possible enjoying it. ,

Thank Richard B
Reviewed August 2, 2018

This was a great hike. The trail was well worn and easy to follow. I am an active 71 year old and had to take four short catch my breath stops on the way up but it was not overly strenuous. The payoff at the...More

1  Thank Davistravels
Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful short hike with a reward of expansive gorge views! 90 mile views, large open granite outcropping that handles crowds well. Last short section fairly steep and worth it! Beauty at 4,000 feet that should be on anyone's list of fav hikes!

Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

The hike to HB is not too bad and worth every step. 360 degree views of Linville Gorge and Table Rock. The hike is fine for younger kids who like to hike. Def. worth the time.

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Reviewed October 5, 2017

After totally getting lost, we were finally able to find Hawksbill Mountain (FYI take a right at Ginger cake road and stay on the road to the left, and you'll eventually find it!) The hike itself is moderate--we were able to climb it quickly to...More

1  Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed September 24, 2017

We hiked this trail in the late morning and had an enjoyable time-except for the swarm of bugs at the very top that prevented us from going to the outer edges. The views were spectacular and you could see for miles and miles on this...More

1  Thank Karen S
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Hawksbill isn't easy but not too difficult either. Be prepared to be blown away when you het to the top and look down the gorge. worth every step!!

Thank GiGi S
Reviewed January 28, 2017

One of our favorite hikes in the region, the Hawksbill Trail has some of the best views of the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area. The hike is 2.4 miles roundtrip, and spends quite a bit of time climbing in elevation (700 feet in 1.2 miles). We're...More

1  Thank Caren B
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July 1, 2016|
Response from Bextasy | Reviewed this property |
Don't put it in the GPS because it takes you to Linville Gorge. Instead put Table Rock In the GPS. The trailheads are very close, so you will see hawksbill trailhead before table rock