Elk Knob Summit Trail

MODERATE 73 reviews
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Elk Knob Summit Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Todd, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
974 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

2 days ago

Absolutely loved this trail. The weather could not have been any more perfect, upper 70's which was nice since we were working up a sweat to reach the summit. Incredible views at the top. A great trail for our children (10 and 5) with places for breaks if they got tired. Would hike this one again

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16 days ago

The Elk Knob Summit Trail winds through deciduous woodlands to the top of Elk Knob, elevation 5,520. Elk Knob is one of the tallest peaks in the area, and when you get to the top, there are great views to the north and south, weather permitting. The climb is pretty steady but never a grind thanks to the intelligent design of the trail. Beautiful stone stairs, stepping stones and retaining walls look like they've been in the forest forever.

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1 month ago

This was my second time hiking here. Nicely maintained trail with great views at the top.

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1 month ago

Simple trail to follow, absolutely gorgeous views! Probably my favorite view of all of the local trails

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1 month ago

Relatively simple and easy trail with phenomenal views at summit! Can see multiple states on one side, while the other side is just as amazing!

2 months ago

Great trail, only drawback was the heavy traffic because it is such a great trail.

2 months ago

Views at summit are terrific. Trail is very well maintained.

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3 months ago

3 months ago

great views!! long way up but never gets strenuous at all!

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