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Address: Linville, NC
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This is a short, but strenuous and steep hike to the summit of Hawksbill...

This is a short, but strenuous and steep hike to the summit of Hawksbill Mountain at an elevation of 4020 feet.

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Worth the Effort

First time to Hawksbill, and yes it was worth the effort. The mountain trail was fairly easy to get to, from Asheville. Count on a solid hour plus for the drive. Most trails... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

First time to Hawksbill, and yes it was worth the effort. The mountain trail was fairly easy to get to, from Asheville. Count on a solid hour plus for the drive. Most trails obviously don't have restrooms, so do use it at one of the few gas stations before you get tot the trail. There are very few designated parking... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I think it's the altitude. It's not such a tough hike. Fairly short actually. You go straight up the mountain. Down the other side and then a shorter hike up the next mountain. Nice view from the top. We were there during hawk migration and there were about 30 hawks coming by.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent hike, little difficult finding road, parking available at trailhead. Took 1 hr up and once there couldn't leave! Too beautiful! Can see probably 50-75 miles, huge granite top where to can picnic, and rest. Saw one bald eagle that flew by so close from behind me that if I was near the edge, I may have tripped and fallen... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

After a full day of hiking, my favorite place to end is on Hawksbill Mountain to watch the sunset. It is so breathtaking and is a decently fast hike that when it's dark, it doesn't take too long to get back down. I have cowboy camped on this mountain as well and the view of the stars at night is... More 

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1 Thank JessDahl7
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

I came up here with a couple of friends, ready to hike. I seen a picture of somebody standing on a rock and definitely wanted to see that View. This is that you :-) it takes about 5 minutes to get to and is wheelchair accessible. We was ready to hike so we went to the bottom of this view,... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

We stopped here on the way to Asheville and it was a highlight of the trip. The walk up took about 45 mins and was rewarded at the top. The last street h was really steep and a bit slippery with the leaves on the rocks. Once on top all was forgotten. The views were amazing and it was very... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

We have hiked this trail for years, and it never gets easier. From the limited parking area you'll start the hike with moderate effort... But as soon as you see the little sign about midway, Oh it will change. The trail becomes more difficult and strenuous to the summit. Once you arrive at summit, prepare to have your breath taken... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

For me the trail started out easy to moderate. The farther it went the harder it got. Pretty good inclines a lot of the way but it's short. Took 40 min to the top. Walking across the top was scary to me but gorgeous views. I'd recommend it to anyone.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

We had driving directions to the trailhead but still had to stop once to check and then also missed a turn. Once we found the parking area and trailhead, it was pretty easy to find our way to the summit. Apparently the trail route has been changed somewhat recently so the old trails are blocked off with brush. There were... More 

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North Caorolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

I have been doing this hike for 25 years. As a native of NC it is still has the best views of any hike I have ever done in my home state. It is a little hard to find, but a Google search should get you some good directions. There is parking for maybe a dozen cars. Go during the... More 

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