Lookout Trail

HARD 85 reviews

Lookout Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Montreat, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
603 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

This trail is moderate with difficult sections. Trailhead is in parking area off Lookout Road. The trail crosses the Old Trestle Road and climbs steeply to end at exposed rocks below the summit of Lookout Mountain with outstanding views of Montreat and the Seven Sisters. Please stay on the marked trail; this mountain has many visitors and several old trails have been closed due to severe erosion problems.

11 days ago

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17 days ago

It was a workout for us that are in the 6o’s we did it ... AND it was called exercise ... LOL LOTS OF STEPS ... at the top there are rocks to climb... it was quite nice

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23 days ago

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1 month ago

1 month ago

1 month ago

Tough, short hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Good view up top. Steep in some parts then very craggy at the summit. That said, be careful coming back down!

1 month ago

1 month ago

Nice trail and allows connection to East Ridge trail to create a loop. Rocks above trestle are slick

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1 month ago

1 month ago

The view!! Very steep and you have to rock climb towards the top

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

2 months ago

Gorgeous views! Not too bad of hike but has pretty steep inclines.

2 months ago

Took my pregnant wife and dog along for this one. About 20-30 minutes to the top with a break in the middle. It is a steady incline with stairs and some shimmying between rocks near the top. Views are fantastic! Gets busy though.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

This is a pretty hard hike going upwards with a lot of steps and some rock scrambles towards the end/summit. Many of the trial are closed and you'll see some re-route signs along the way. Once at the top, you'll find some nice views.

3 months ago

3 months ago