Elk Knob Summit Trail

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Elk Knob Summit Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Todd, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from September until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.7 miles 974 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

27 days ago

27 days ago

Wonderful trail with amazing views!!! Very well marked!

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Park Office was closed when I attended, and the bathrooms at the picnic area were not the greatest, but the hike was awesome and there are excellent views from the top.

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

This is a nicely graded, well maintained hike to awesome views. Leaves have just started to change.

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4 months ago

A great hike, decent incline, a little steep in parts. Gorgeous views at the top. Can't wait to do it again.

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4 months ago

Great for a short hike with the dog. It's an easy hike on a well maintained trail but definitely will bring your heart rate up a notch due to the slope.

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4 months ago

Best maintained trail I've been on. Views at the top are great!

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4 months ago

This beautifully maintained trail is worth the effort. The views are amazing.

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4 months ago

Beautiful views!! Very much worth the drive and the hike. This trail is actually called the "summit trail" on the park map. Not ever being there I was confused with this, actually trying to find the "elk knob trail". The trail itself was very narrow, it could use some expansion, especially with how populated it is and with dogs being allowed. That being said, amazing hike! Will definitely be back. Also, there is no charge to get into this state park and it had the cleanest outdoor bathroom I had ever been in.

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4 months ago

Views from the top are spectacular. Well worth the effort.

4 months ago

Views from the top are spectacular. Well worth the effort

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5 months ago

Nicely maintained trail. 1.9 miles to the top of a 5520 foot view on north side and south side. I like the south side view better (plus a good sunset spot). The trail can get a little steep and is mostly gravel to some larger rocks. Beautiful vegetation and flowers.

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

5 months ago

This well-maintained trail was a lot of fun for my whole family including a five and eight year old. There an overlook about half way up where the little ones could rest before reaching the summit which has two separate scenic overlooks. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly and the park was very clean.