Bearwallow Mountain Trail

HARD 23 reviews

Bearwallow Mountain Trail is a 1.1 mile point-to-point trail located near Hendersonville, NC that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

1.1 miles 579 feet Point to Point

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Hike the Bearwallow Mountain Trail to the scenic mountain summit Trail begins beyond an old, rusted gate; walk around it and look for the beginning of the trail on the right. Once inside the gate, locate the trail to the right of the gravel road. The trail switchbacks several times to begin its climb upon entering the forest. At 0.4 mi., ascend a set of elaborate, switchbacked rock stairs constructed by the Carolina Mountain Club Friday Crew. The trail switchbacks sharply at 0.5 mi. and levels out to provide a breather as it curves around Bearwallow's western ridge. Once on the mountain's northern slopes, climb several more sets of rock stairs at 0.7 mi. At 0.8 mi., the trail emerges into Bearwallow's beautiful mountaintop meadow; in summer, you will share the grassy bald with cattle. Intersect the gravel road just beyond and walk it to its end at the summit and fire tower.

11 days ago

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1 month ago

Nice walk to the summit where you will be rewarded with some great views.

1 month ago

awesomeness

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1 month ago

Quick, easy hike. great views up top. well maintained with plenty of wildlife

1 month ago

I love this short hike. Hard, but short. Beautiful summit!!

1 month ago

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2 months ago

Gorgeous views

2 months ago

Awesome, easy hike! We went when a storm was rolling in making the clouds unbelievable! Great views!

3 months ago

Fun hike, we like the grassy knob on the summit, fun for sunbathing and picnicking

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

Beautiful hike. The trail was well maintained and the greenery and rocks along the trail were very pretty. Watch for cow patties as you reach the end of the trail!

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5 months ago

Great hike. Really cloudy at the top the day we hiked it. Will definitely do it again when it's clearer. Loved the random free range cattle on the hike.

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6 months ago

The up hike took 20 minutes at a moderate pace. Along the way there aren't many clearings for views, but the greenery was beautiful and needed no compliment! In early June, the mountain laurel was in full bloom right at the top. I loved the view at the top! It was open, covered in yellow flowers, a perfect place for a picnic or to bring dogs. Will definitely make this a regular spot.

6 months ago

I thought it was easy to moderate but very gorgeous at the top

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8 months ago

Hidden gem. The trail is moderate to difficult. The trail is easy to follow once you fine it and the top has almost 360 degree views

8 months ago

Easy hike. Great views in all directions.

8 months ago

BEAUTIFUL. Kind of creepy with some of the industrial stuff up there but still beautiful and very fun. Perfect for a picnic!!!

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9 months ago

The hike was more strenuous than I anticipated in the way up the mountain, especially when it got super muddy near the top. It was so muddy, I actually wiped out on the way down.

That said, the amazing views from the expansive meadow at the top made the hike worth it.

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11 months ago

This is a short hike of 2 miles, total, out and back. The summit is one of the prettiest that I've seen although not typical. It is a cow pasture with areas of exposed granite near the observation post. You can see for miles in every direction. I would recommend it and would do it again. It would be okay for families as well.