Bearwallow Overlook Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews
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Bearwallow Overlook Trail is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bear Wallow Hollow, North Carolina that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
187 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

forest

views

hiking
1 month ago

The trail runs between the visitor center and the picnic area, with most of the elevation change (what little there is) between the overlook and the picnic area. The view from the overlook of the distant lakes and mountains is pretty and worth the short hike. However, the nearby lines detract somewhat from the atmosphere.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Bearwallow Overlook is another must when you are in Gorges State Park. This trailhead is right on the other side of the parking lot from the Upper Bearwallow Falls Trail. This trail is a bit longer and the elevation change is more gradual than the falls trail. This hike ends with a beautiful view of the mountains with lakes as far as you can see. This is another quick hike that is very child friendly.

hiking
Sunday, June 28, 2015