Table Rock Trail

HARD 89 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 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.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
554 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

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.

hiking
8 days ago

20 days ago

360 degree view with mild hike soo worth it!!

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hiking
29 days ago

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

hiking
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hiking
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hiking
1 month ago

Short well traveled path to a great view.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

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

1 month ago

hiking
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1 month ago

Amazing lookouts across the entire trail, slightly steep but totally worth it. INCREDIBLE views at the top, along with plenty of lookouts to explore.

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backpacking
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3 months 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.