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Great hike for cardio and vistas

The 1.9 mike hike to the top is a relatively short hike, but the elevation gain makes it feel much... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2018
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A good trail, many switchbacks to climb the mountain. Beautiful views from the top on high... read more

Reviewed July 18, 2018
Durham, North Carolina
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5564 Meat Camp Rd, Todd, NC 28684-9549
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Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

The 1.9 mike hike to the top is a relatively short hike, but the elevation gain makes it feel much harder. The two view stations at the top offer tremendous views and a map showing you what mountain ranges you are seeing, which include grandfather...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 38curtisj
Reviewed July 18, 2018

A good trail, many switchbacks to climb the mountain. Beautiful views from the top on high visibility days. About 2 miles to the top from the parking lot at the trail head. Picnic facilities in the park. Friendly rangers.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 13, 2018

This is a hike that you will want to take a snack and drink on. Backpack is actually recommended as it took us hours to hike up and then back down. Most of the path is gravel, but in areas you do have to step...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Janice Q
Reviewed July 4, 2018

For a summit hike, this is terrific. Gentile climb up to summit, but wear good hiking boots as trail is often wet. Lots of shade in the woods, great diversity of plant life as you ascend, some swell views to stop at, and a great...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank karinhess
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Our family of two teens and two 40 somethings enjoyed this well-maintained trail. For the most part, it is a single passage trail so if you meet someone, one is required to yield unless someone yields for you to pass. The trail is 1.9 miles....More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank nicole s
Reviewed May 6, 2018

My sister, her husband and I hiked the Summit trail. This is a beautiful remote park. The trail was well maintained, and the view at the top was definitely worth the hike!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Melissa W
Reviewed April 24, 2018

This really is such a nice park, we have only hiked to the top a couple times and have not utilized any other trails, but the summit hike is so well maintained and even though it is a very steady incline they keep the trail...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank cmozingo
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

I have been there this morning and it was a pit that it was cloudy... but the trail is super well maintained. Before the trail start they do have restrooms, the summit trail is a breathtaking trail, but a good challenge for me as a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank CamilaandCameron
Reviewed March 28, 2018

We came to the area to hike at a time when the local section of the BlueRidge Parkway was out down. Elk Nob Summit trail was suggested to us. We hiked the trail on a warm day that followed a snow-ice storm. The trail was...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank fambfitz
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Located only about ten miles northeast of Boone, Elk Knob is one of North Carolina’s newest state parks. The hike to the top of Elk Knob is rated moderate to strenuous, but the views from the summit, 5,520 feet in elevation, are well worth the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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heather h
September 1, 2018|
Response from NearRTP | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Seen many and hiked with some
September 5, 2015|
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Response from laureen n | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about a grill but the tables are located at the bottom of the hike