Devil's Hole

MODERATE 5 reviews
#19 of 27 trails in

Devil's Hole is a 3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Morganton, North Carolina that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,302 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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From the Fire Service road/Table Rock road, hike up to the pass and follow north to the trail head for Devil's Hole trail.  Trail starts down gradually for about 100 yards and then begins a steep decent to the Linville River.  Important to remember every step down is equalled to a step up on the way back if you're doing an out and back hike. Nice places to camp at the bottom near the river and swimming holes are refreshing.

1 month ago

Intense hike! Worth it though.Going In was a breeze, but coming out was murder. The rocks and water are wonderful. Get refreshed before heading out and take your time!

hiking
4 months ago

On the harder side.. but still not to bad as its pretty short.

hiking
8 months ago

Started at sleeping bear trail head, connected to Hawksbill Mountain, then walked the ridge to the top and the Devil's Hole trailhead. Trail is not marked, and can be a little tricky to find sometimes. The hike up and down the ridge is steep, but not too long. Hiked this trail in the fall, so the leaves made the trail a bit slippery, hiking poles definitely helped. Great camping spot at the bottom near the water for those who are backpacking.

backpacking
7 months ago

9 months ago