Spence Ridge Trail

EASY 3 reviews

Spence Ridge Trail is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Morganton, NC that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.5 miles 935 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly




nature trips





wild flowers

bridge out

8 days ago

This trail is very deceiving. The trail head starts out real level and solid. It then takes a sharp turn down. Loose rocks and roots. The descent is easy. However, what goes down must come up. The hike back up sucks. I couldn't find good hammock camping by the river. Ended up hiking back to the car and camping by table rock.

2 months ago

Beautiful views of the Linville River!

7 months ago

For a short family friendly hike, this one is great. The trail is maintained by the BSA and there are several nice well-stocked campsites along the tributary stream.