Beacon Heights Trail

EASY 66 reviews
#27 of 143 trails in

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. 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

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike. Did it with fresh fallen snow. Challenging because of it but good. Beautiful views at the end. Great beginners.

2 months ago

Did this in winter... wear waterproof shoes! Worth the very short hike!

hiking
2 months ago

Such a beautiful view for such an easy, relaxing hike. Even in the winter the view was absolutely stunning!

hiking
3 months ago

My husband and I got up super early and hiked in the semi dark so that we could be at the top of Beacon Heights at sunrise. Totally worth it!

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful view of folded mountains , and rugged terrain. Short hike. Bring water for dogs.

hiking
4 months ago

Great little hike with a very rewarding view at the top!

hiking
5 months ago

Great short hike with incredible views.

5 months ago

Hidden treasure! Great place to watch the sunrise.

hiking
5 months ago

Great views!

hiking
6 months ago

This is one of the best short hikes and then there is these GREAT views . If you are in the area you've got go .

6 months ago

Went on the hike with my 8, 6, and 2 year olds and it was the perfect length. There are 2 large flat rock areas with gorgeous views. Highly recommended for those with a small child that won’t ride in a backpack carrier!

6 months ago

Always a favorite when near grandfather mountain. Short and wonderful views.

hiking
6 months ago

Wonderful quick hike. Short with amazing views. Kinda like Wisemans view in that it's quick and has great views.

hiking
6 months ago

Super short hike to a gorgeous overlook. Plenty of space at the end to lounge and enjoy the view.

hiking
7 months ago

Rocky hike but amazing view for such a short hike (around 30 mins total). Highly recommend for quick easy hike!

hiking
8 months ago

Very nice trail! Lots of rocks and roots but it's not too far to the top and the views are definitely worth it!

9 months ago

So gorgeous we're going to go back tonight to watch the sun set!

hiking
10 months ago

Short hike to amazing views

hiking
11 months ago

It splits off at the top at the bench, the one on the left is a nicer view in my opinion. It connects with other trails such as mountains to sea.

hiking
Saturday, March 04, 2017

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.

hiking
Friday, March 03, 2017

Super cold that evening, but totally worth it.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

nice view easy beginner hike

walking
Thursday, September 15, 2016

One of my favorite short hikes. Very easy and amazing views.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Great view and nice out and back!!! Highly recommend!!!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Nice and easy, great views and doable with small kids!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

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

hiking
Saturday, November 28, 2015

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!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Great views.

hiking
Sunday, August 02, 2015

Awesome views. Very Easy hike.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

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.

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