Best Trails near Morganton, North Carolina

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on Table Rock Trail
16 days ago

hiking

The dirt road access is 12 miles from the main road,but well maintained. This hike is tough but the views are well worth it.

on Table Rock Trail
16 days ago

amazing views, dirt road to access

on Spence Ridge Trail
17 days ago

Beautiful views of the Linville River!

on Table Rock Trail
26 days ago

One of my favorites!!!

on Table Rock Trail
1 month ago

on Table Rock Trail
1 month ago

hiking

For me and my hiking companion (both 59) this was a difficult trail, but quite doable if you take your time both up and back. It is steep, with lots of rock "steps", but the views at the top are well worth the effort. We had a bit of trouble finding the path on the way down because of the rock scramble at the top. Be sure to note carefully where you come out of the scrub to climb the rock to the summit so that you can find it easily on the way back out. A very nice trail. (NOTE, from NC 181 heading north from Morganton, there is good signage to send you to the Table Rock picnic area. This is the road you should take. We followed GPS directions and took a much longer and more difficult road to the parking area.)

on Table Rock Trail
1 month ago

hiking

Breathtakingly beautiful views!

on Table Rock Trail
3 months ago

hiking

The lengthy drive on the gravel road was worth it. Fairly steep, rocky trail that leads to 360 breathtaking overlook. Also enjoyable views on your way up - not just once you get to the top!

on Table Rock Trail
3 months ago

Awesome Gods beautiful creation

on Shortoff Mountain Trail
3 months ago

Beautiful views ~ not too challenging, but definitely not an easy hike, either.

on Table Rock Trail
4 months ago

Amazing views!

on Table Rock Trail
4 months ago

easy hike. good view

on Table Rock Trail
4 months ago

hiking

trail is difficult but worth the climb. 10 mile dirt road to get there. but once on top, you can see forever!!!

on Table Rock Trail
4 months ago

hiking

Awesome 360 degree views!!

on Table Rock Trail
4 months ago

I have hiked Table Rock several times. It is one of my favorite short trails for the amazing views.

on Shortoff Mountain Trail
4 months ago

amazing trail!!

on Shortoff Mountain Trail
4 months ago

camping

Great hike from Shortoff to Tablerock. Be warned though if you are coming from wolf pit parking area and plan to go to tablerock it is a 10.6 mile trip there. Also the only source of water is located in the first 2 miles of that journey so bring plenty. Overall a beautiful place.

on Shortoff Mountain Trail
5 months ago

It's real good , no sign to wolfpit road . After pass all the lake James entrance you'll go over a small bridge then the small dirt road /Slash driveway almost a mile on left has about 5-6 mailboxes at end of it with some letters on mail box saying wolfpit . That's only sign . Go straight up rocky road wouldn't do it in bad weather it's not a state maintained road and almost 3 miles long . Copperheads are out so be careful .