Table Rock Trail

MODERATE 95 reviews
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Table Rock Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Morganton, North Carolina that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. 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
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
554 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wildlife

rocky

Short hike from picnic / parking area to top of Table Rock on the eastern edge of the Linville Gorge. Awesome 360 degree views! Table Rock Trail is a 1 mile trail to the summit of a rocky ridge that looks flat from a distance. This trail, along with the trail to Hawksbill Mountain just down the road is one of the few developed, maintained, and signed trails just outside the Linville Gorge wilderness boundary. This short and moderate hike takes you to spectacular views into the Gorge and offers a 360 degree view of the surrounding Pisgah Forest in the Grandfather Mountain Ranger District. Features include the Chimneys, which are a popular rock climbing destination; also Outward Bound offers programs here. You can also view Peregrine Falcons in the area. Rock scrambling is required along the ridge and some areas are exposed cliffs, so use caution, especially with children.

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8 days ago

Starts right off with a non-stop uphill that will get your heart rate going quickly, but every step is worth it when you hit the top. One of my very favorite views in NC.

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10 days ago

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10 days ago

A very solid 5 star rating. A short 30 minute hike and you are at the top with panoramic 360 degree views. The viewing area was large with lots of interesting places to explore. Many beautiful views all along the way. Large parking area with bathroom facilities. Absolutely no drawbacks to this trail, one of my favorites and I have hiked many NC trails.

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19 days ago

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20 days ago

Was absolutely beautiful! With beautiful campsites as well

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1 month ago

360 degree view with mild hike soo worth it!!

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1 month ago

Amazing views and a few offshoots with fun scrambles to the top!

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1 month ago

Short well traveled path to a great view.

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2 months ago

Amazing views, lots of rocks to boulder, super fun! At the summit, you get a 360 view, nothing better!

2 months ago