Bearwallow Overlook Trail

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Gorges State Park

Bearwallow Overlook Trail is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sapphire, North Carolina that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is 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




Thu Oct 26 2017

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.

Fri Mar 10 2017

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.

Sun Aug 05 2018

Fri Jun 16 2017

Sun Jun 28 2015