Beacon Heights Trail is a 0.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Collettsville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.6 miles Elevation Gain: 147 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This is probably the shortest hike with the greatest reward as you will hike a total of a one mile in, around and out. The views are absolutely stunning!!! After a short walk there are two different areas that you walk out onto a large rock face with views of Grandfather Mountain and surrounding areas. This is a best kept secret!

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rocky
6 days ago

Quick, rocky up and back. Great view but expect to enjoy with others. Worth a stop.

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13 days ago

Short hike on a great trail to an amazing lookout. A couple different spots to take in the Mountain View’s.

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rocky
14 days ago

Great trail. Took our 4 year old and had no problem getting up and back.

26 days ago

super easy trail with nice views.

We hiked Beacon Heights to Linn Cove Visitor Center due to the Parkway road closure. Loved it, fun little hike.

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rocky
2 months ago

Short, rocky hike, and while it was fairly steep, it didn’t feel that way with the rocky steps and areas of flat level ground before another set of rocky steps. The rock outcrop at the top has one of the best views around! Great spot to just sit and look!

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muddy
2 months ago

Very short trail off the Blue Ridge Parkway but good views all around. This is one that’s probably best at sunrise or sunset.

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snow
3 months ago

It was a great hike. A little slippery but it was worthy. The sunset was stunning.

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rocky
5 months ago

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5 months ago

Nice easy trail with great views

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5 months ago

This was a fantastic height to do with young children. It’s an easy climb with lots of rock areas to explore.

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5 months ago

I hit this short trail coming back from a day of hiking. Very short and easy. The view is nothing short of awesome!!!

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6 months ago

Quick hike with great views, trail was in good condition.

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6 months ago

Loved this quick and easy hike. The views were absolutely beautiful! Make sure to go to BOTH sides of the trail at the top as there are different views. We loved it.

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6 months ago

Easy short hike that offers beautiful views!

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7 months ago

Very easy trail for a family with young kids. Amazing views of Grandfather Mountain.

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7 months ago

awesome but short

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rocky
8 months ago

Beautiful views at the top. The beginning rocky trail is a forerunner of the rest of the hike: steep and rocky in many areas. If the beginning is challenging for you, understand that it is more of the same. It is doable for a person of average ability. This is not a hike for a stroller or toddler.

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8 months ago

Short moderate hike. Nice views.

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rocky
8 months ago

It's hard to find another sub 1 mile trail with such commanding views. Such an amazing reward for not much effort.The hike, while not difficult is quite rocky.

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8 months ago

Beautiful view easy to reach

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8 months ago

Super easy hike with amazing views. Go early in the morning to catch the sunrise.

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9 months ago

Amazing views for minimal effort. Perfect place to watch the sunrise!

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9 months ago

Gorgeous views at the top. Perfect for an easy, quick evening hike to feel like you're on top of the world.

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9 months ago

This trail gets the best view for the least amount of work award. An easy hike you can take grandma and the kids on and still make it to town in time for lunch.

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rocky
9 months ago

great views and a short trail. super rocky. kids liked it better than elk river falls. all shade.

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9 months ago

Great spot! Small hike for a gorgeous view. Little foot traffic.

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10 months ago

This was one of our first trails we did when we came to the mountains 7 years ago. It’s great because there are two different bluffs to walk out onto once you get to the top. It never disappoints. Our son actually proposed to his fiancée here.

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