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Wildcat Rocks Overlook is a 0.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Traphill, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. 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: 0.2 miles Elevation Gain: 19 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

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nature trips

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2 months ago

I would recommend staging two cars for this one to cover more miles. We started at Alligator Back Overlook parking north on the MST (white blaze) and hiked to MP 234 (Mahoghany Rock Rd) on the Sparta Trail to finish up. Side trips to the shelter at Bluff Mtn , Wildcat Rocks to gaze down at Caudill Cabin way below and finally the Mahoghany Rock Tram remnants just past Devils Garden Overlook. Nice, woodsy views w some meadow distance views mixed in.

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11 months ago

Short walk to a beautiful overlook!

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Mon May 27 2019

Very short walk to stunning overlook and view of the valley below

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Sun May 26 2019

Beautiful overlook from the BRP, looking down the Basin Creek drainage. Was able to spot the clearing and the roof of Caudill Cabin 1,000 feet below.

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Sun Apr 07 2019

Beautiful sunrises

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Thu Jul 26 2018

My review is from the perspective of an amateur landscape photographer This is an above average sunrise location along the BRP. The “hike” from the parking lot to the viewpoint is about 100 yards Anyone can do it unless you can’t negotiate stone steps. There are some rocks that can be used for foreground interest but only if you are using a wide angle lens. The mountains are rather distant and I used a 28-135mm lens on a C-size sensor to highlight the mountains. There are better sunrise landscape locations along the BRP but given the ease of getting to the viewpoint this would be a good choice for those with either limited mobility, young children or limited time.

Mon Apr 17 2017

great view, not much of a hike.

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Wed Oct 12 2016

Just a short path from the parking area. But the view is tremendous, and you can combine it with the Bluff Mountain Trail for a wonderful hike.

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