Table Rock Trail

MODERATE 111 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 offers a number of activity options 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

rock climbing

walking

forest

views

wildlife

rocky

scramble

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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Pretty challenging with a 9 month old and a 2 year old, but we made it. Once we got to the top all the aches were so worth it! Pack a lunch and enjoy the views. Probably some of the best views we’re ever visited! Perfect spot to see the beautiful fall colors! Gravel road was pretty rough, not many signs leading up to the parking lot made us question if we got lost. A few forks in the trail with no direction, but we figured we were headed to the top.

21 days ago

Short and simple hike with a absolutely beautiful view at the top!

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Well maintained and marked trail. Beautiful views from summit and all along the hike. Bring a snack and plan to spend some time at the top. Check out the balanced stones on the south summit.

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2 months ago

Great hike, well marked and easy to find. There are some parts that deviate from the trail so make sure you have a good map. Also there's a lot of rocky parts so make sure to have good shoes with traction. I saw several families with small children and dogs doing this hike. Relatively short but still challenging! Amazing views at the top

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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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