Beacon Heights Trail is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Collettsville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.
Hiked on 2/18/17 Short, fairly steep and rock strewn path. Well travelled. The view is amazing from a huge granite space suitable for lounging and picnicking.
Super cold that evening, but totally worth it.
nice view easy beginner hike
One of my favorite short hikes. Very easy and amazing views.
Great view and nice out and back!!! Highly recommend!!!
Nice and easy, great views and doable with small kids!
Easy access off the highway. You take a short hike.until you get to a "T" in the trail. turn left hike for a little while and take a look at the views then turn around go back the way that you came and continue on the trail. I'm convinced that the marker is incorrect.
it's a decent hike down to the bottom of the valley / stream. going back up is always more difficult I'm going down.
overall a nice Trail. we're here over Memorial Day weekend so get there early otherwise there will not be any parking
Beautiful clear Black Friday day, opting out along with REI from shopping, we stopped at Beacon Heights for some sights. We had great views taking the left fork to see Grandfather and taking the right fork to see Grandmother. Hike is very short, trail is rocky and lots of roots and can be slippery if wet. Make sure you take both forks, and there are several other options at the base of the trail along the Tanawha trail. Recommend this short respite along the BRP!
Awesome views. Very Easy hike.
Great, short hike if you follow signs for linn trail. Lots of rocks to climb over and roots as well which made it fun for my son. The top part of the trail gets very narrow and is overgrown but doable. FYI, where the gps brought me to was about a mile shy of the actual location.
Great short hike, slight upward grade, lots of rocks and roots on the way up. The view is Amazing!! Plenty of room at the lookout for a steady crowd of people and still maIntain your own little sitting area. Great place for picnics, just a quick view, or a little rock climbing. There are more trails to branch off on if you want a longer hike. I can't wait to go back and see sunrise there, and another day to see a clear night sky full of stars.
Great short hike that is slightly technical with lots of rocks, roots and steady climbing. There is not an intense elevation gain but you would want good shoes/boots for stable footing. The payoff at the top is amazing...truly a must see! Go straight ahead at the 2nd bench near the ridge instead of veering to the right for the thrill of stepping out onto the open rock. Soak up the view before back-tracking to the trail spur for additional vistas. The southern end of the Tanawha trail is accessed via Beacon Heights along with a section of the Mountains to the Sea trail. Rugged and beautiful country
Great short hike, beautiful view towards Marion and opposite Grandfather.
Not crowded and a great view of Grandfather Mountain!