Snowball Trail

MODERATE 31 reviews
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Snowball Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Weaverville, 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 May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1594 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

walking

views

wild flowers

5 months ago

Challenging trail but some pretty views.

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5 months ago

Nice Trail, well kept with some wonderful views at the end. Couple nice rock scrambles that were not hard but fun.

6 months ago

A lot of up and down on this trail. you lose the trail about 3 miles in because it goes up a rock face with no markers. At the top, go to the left over the rock to Hawkbill Rock. It's the highlight of the trail.

6 months ago

This is a nice little trail. Not well-known - I asked around. It's a great workout and took only about an hour and 15 minutes. I only climbed to the second summit then returned. Nice views. No water. Not too rocky but steep in some spots and could be slippery after a rain. I hiked with my dog and we were the only ones on the trail and in the parking area.

6 months ago

The view from Hawkshill is gorgeous however the trail here continues down the mountain another .5 miles or so to absolutely nothing but forest and it terminates in the middle of the trail. I had service so I could see I was on the proper trail. I imagine at some point way away it may summit again but not according to this trail. 4 stars for annoy to miss view but 1 star or less for the navigation.

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6 months ago

Great day hike with nice views

7 months ago

Beautiful and fun trail! We hiked to the first summit, then down a little further and came back. Great workout, beautiful flowers and views through the clearings. Park at the circular patch of grass right before the access road to Craggy Gardens picnic area. The trail goes up on the left, with the access road on your right. You will quickly reach a fork in the path and you will keep right for Snowball. Would recommend and we will definitely hike it again!!

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Very challenging, but super fun trail. Lots of different parts. Some of the views are spectacular.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

the trees block all the views from the location of the old fire tower however it was a very demanding and rewarding hike.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Great views from hawksbill. A solid hike. Demanding but worth it.

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Thursday, April 02, 2015

This is a nice hike off the Blue Ridge Parkway with excellent views from rock outcrops. The trail is very steep in spots so proper footware and hiking poles are recommended.

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3 months ago

recorded Snowball Trail

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