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Best view you will see in North Carolina!! Relatively easy hike with a huge payoff. Highly recommended.

The end of the trail at the peak of the mountain makes the hike completely worth it! It's a gorgeous 360° view.

Amazing views! A religious experience and I’m an atheist.

hiking
21 days ago

1 mile round trip moderate hike with beautiful sites along the way, from views to flowers, and natural beauty everywhere you turn. What an incredible view from the top too, and the scents of flowers fills the air.

Gets a little steep at the end, but the views are so worth it! When you get to the top, head right for an awesome panoramic view of the mountains! If you go to the left, you can scramble out to some rocks for really good views of Table Rock as well! We started the hike at about 1pm and there weren’t too many people up top which was nice!

hiking
25 days ago

This was a pretty easy trail to get to the top. We were up and back down to the parking lot in an hour, with a few stops to enjoy the view.

a beautiful trail (would rate as moderate) that climbs steeply at the last bit for an amazing view! to the left is a great view of table rock and lots of jagged boulders to explore. to the right is a 360 degree view of the beautiful blue ridge mountains!

Was a gorgeous view on top. Sure the gravel road to get there is a little sketch at times, and the hike itself gets really rocky. You'll know what I mean when you see it. Make SURE that when you get to the top, you go down BOTH trail paths. If you can't stand up, and turn 360 and see EVERYTHING with no obstructions or trees, you aren't there yet. There's a pretty awesome view of Table Rock that some might mistake for the top of the mountain. Open up your app and head back and then towards the summit for a breathtaking, and windy, view of the world.

Gorgeous views at the top. I was confused by the 2.1 out and back. It’s really about 1 mike up so 2 miles total with the up and back. I was glad for the map directions as you have to take a gravel road for about 3 miles to reach the trailhead.

Super easy and short.
Great views.
If you think this is a difficult hike you should get into shape before commenting.

Breathtaking 360 views atop the mountain. Definitely a hidden gem.

Amazing view of the valley on your left before reaching the summit on your right. When you make it to this point you’ll know what I’m talking about. Great views, good photo ops, dog friendly, and slightly difficult with a nice scramble to the top.

Not as easy as it sounds . I’m 66 years and it was no picnic ! Made it to the top , bring lots of water and a snack as you will need it if you are older.

nice quick hike! The view is amazing, great view of table rock! bring some water and it’s really fun to explore all around at the top

hiking
3 months ago

This was a beautiful hike and gave us a great view as we are learning our new home. The only down side was the road there was a bit confusing the first time. Stop and ask any locals you see on your way up... they were very helpful. Follow signs to the picnic area

This is one of my favorite trails, starts out like is going to be super easy, then is really rocky and a lot of fun, beautiful all the way. You won't regret taking this trail!

My wife and I decided to hike today regardless of the rain, and Hawksbill seemed to be the place. It was muddy but one of the best short hikes ever. The trail is easy until you have to chose left or right. The "left" is rocky, and fairly steep, but so worth it. She and I are going back when it's clear...can't wait!!!

short, somewhat steep hike to beautiful 360 views of the area.

beautiful short hike with the most amazing views of the gorge, table rock, etc. can be combined with Jonas ridge/sitting bear if you want to make a day of it. If camping on hawksbill be prepared for A LOT of wind!!

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail with amazing views. The top half is a little steep but it offers secondary trails that make the climb easier.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike, but very long and difficult to get to the parking lot. Beautiful views once you get to the top!

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail, not very difficult. I was recovering after being sick going there, and made it. Very green. The view from the top is beautiful!

Great shirt trail that is challenging.

Nice trail easy hike out and back. 45min in and 30min out. Very good choice after 2 days of rain very little mud. Beautiful views from the top will be back.

Great hike today despite no view from the top due to clouds. Had some great views from the lower elevations on the trail. Pretty easy hike. Last part is steep and rocky. You can camp out on the summit which is super cool. We will be back. 40min up and 30min down.

hiking
3 months ago

Short hike with beautiful views. Family friendly trail.

Views are extraordinary!

Had a great day on this trail. Not too long not too hard and great pay off with a beautiful view at the end.

Great hike. Better views.

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