Mountain to Sea Trail: The Chimneys and Table Rock Mountain

HARD 15 reviews
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Mountain to Sea Trail: The Chimneys and Table Rock Mountain is a 15 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Linville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
15.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,064 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

backpacking
3 months ago

I’ve backpacked in the gorge probably 30 times, and this is one of my favorite trails I’ve ever done. I started at 9 am after camping near the trailhead, summited at about 2:30pm, and was at an amazing campsite on top of shortoff mtn. by 7pm. I took my time with the views and didn’t rush, also stopped for dinner on the trail. You definitely want to spend at least one night on this one- there are tons of great campsites along the whole route, and if you can catch a sunrise it will be well worth it.

backpacking
7 months ago

I enjoyed this trail immensely. Pretty challenging and fairly technical in some sections. Be ready for lots of incline and some beautiful ridge walking. I started at 10 in the morning, took a bunch of breaks (waiting for friends to catch up), and finished by 5:45 at night.

backpacking
Thursday, May 18, 2017

nice and challenging weekend backpacking place.

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

recorded the Chimneys

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
Sunday, June 18, 2017

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

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Sunday, October 02, 2016

Sunday, September 11, 2016

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Friday, January 02, 2015