Big Lost Cove Cliffs Trail

MODERATE 34 reviews
#30 of 132 trails in

Big Lost Cove Cliffs Trail is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Newland, North Carolina that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
715 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

views

muddy

rocky

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2 months ago

Beautiful hike, not too strenuous either though I do agree with the split in the trail can be somewhat difficult to differentiate where it splits, but once you reach the top completely worth it. We did come across a rattlesnake near the top on our way back down, while hiking here about a month ago! Just be cautious:)

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2 months ago

This is a nice hike in a nice forest and the end you have a great view of the mountains. Parking is somewhat limited at the trailhead some of the trailmarking is gone probably due to some fire damage. The map is good, but before the view there is a split of the trails: keep left

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3 months ago

The views at the end of the trail are breathtaking. The scenery along the way is nice too. We saw dozens of different mushrooms. Also appreciate that it is secluded and lightly trafficked.

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

fantastic views, mainly easy in and out once you get past the first and last quarterish of a mile

4 months ago

Moderate hike with an AMAZING view! The trail is a bit rough in some places, but well worth the hike. I took my 12 year old on the trail and she completed it with ease. This is definitely a trail I will hike again.

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5 months ago

Very limited parking at the trail entrance so just be aware. Good trail overall and the view is totally worth the hike. Some parts are very washed out so weary with smaller kids. Also, just keep following the yellow markers to keep on path.

5 months ago

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7 months ago

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7 months ago

Follow yellow marks, took about 75 minutes one way from trailhead to overview. Some of the hike was over the spine of a ridge allowing glimpses of views to either side (early spring, few leaves) otherwise mainly a wooded hike. You can see Grandfather Mountain off in the distance.Would hike again.

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7 months ago