Table Rock Trail

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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 difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.4 miles 554 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

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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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22 days ago

Did this today and it was beautiful. Clear skies and a great hike. The trail is very clear but a bit difficult in places. Still such a great hike.

hiking
1 month ago

You can't beat the views on the top of Table Rock.
Visited this past weekend, the road to Table Rock was a one lane gravel road which took almost 40 minutes (10.5 miles) to drive and was fairly bumpy. We had to walk to the parking lot (they're closed January - April 1st), which was much harder than the actual hike. The trail is pretty short so if you start from the parking lot so don't expect a long day unless you spend a long time exploring the different parts of the trail you can go to (there are some small deviations you can take to get other views i.e. of the Linville Gorge).

hiking
1 month ago

Actually pretty easy. We went before the gates opened so had to hike 2 miles up to the parking lot. Love the view at the top.

camping
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2 months ago

2 months ago

great

hiking
3 months ago

loved this trail!

backpacking
3 months ago

again easy to moderate and great views from the top

3 months ago

Nice trail with great views on the top .

hiking
3 months ago

Great views from the top. Took the dogs up without much of a problem. The long trek out to this hike was well worth it

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4 months ago

I went with a friend last Sunday and it wasn't busy at all. We both needed a little escape from reality and spent a few hours at the top enjoying and soaking in the beauty of the views. Great little workout too!

hiking
5 months ago

In my opinion, Table Rock has the best 360 degree views I have found in NC. I love this place. The hike is steep but short.

hiking
5 months ago