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Nice short hike. Good views lower elevation

Nice trail. Nice views. Uphill but not too bad

Short, easy hike with a really beautiful view. Would be a great place for a picnic on a sunny day

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Really short hike from the parking area. Good view at the overlook.

We hiked the loop counter-clockwise. The first 1/2 of the trail is poorly marked and our AllTrails app with the download trail was referenced frequently to ensure we were on track. The trail itself was fairly easy to see but there was one 300ft section on an uphill ridgeline that we could not see a trail at all. Once we got to the top of Bee Mountain the trail was easy to follow to the end. The last 2 miles have several creek crossings. This fall the water levels are a bit higher than average and rather than take our boots, socks, pants off for each crossing we new it was only about 40 minutes of hiking in wet to get to the end. Even picking the "easy" places to cross the water was calf to knee high and pushed on you pretty hard... doing that barefoot on the slippery rocks would be tough. We finished the hike with wet feet, tired legs but a big smile.. would do it again!

We did the trail counter-clockwise and it was great to see/hear the creek and see the fall colors (not too great this year though). Some people don't like that about 1 mile of the trail is on a gravel road but it was fine for us.. an chance to walk side by side for a bit. The part of the trail fro pineola road up to the peak (great 270 degree views) is a bit steep and narrow. We stop at little lost cove cliffs for snacks and to enjoy the views. The walk back down to the truck after our snack is short and easy.. years ago there were apple on the apple trees but now there are only a few trees left and we haven't seen an apple in years.

hiking
1 month ago

I tried to find parking for this trail today. Did you all follow a gravel road for about 45 minutes to get to the trailhead? What is the easiest access point to find the official trailhead?

hiking
2 months ago

Nice views. Very easy trail.

Great trail! River pools to swim in and multiple river crossings. One of our favorites!

We had intended to do the raiders camp portion but decided to stay on harpers creek to connect with yellow buck mainly because of the amount of creek crossings. Harpers creek has 8+ significant creek crossings. Not a hop and a skip. More like “time to break the water shoes...again...” I love playing in the water and a major crossing here and there is fine, but hiking a quarter mile and changing shoes again and again gets old fast. Yellow buck kicked our butts! Granted everything was still in a state of disarray due to hurricane Florence the week prior, the trail had been cut into deeply by the water from the storm. Taking 2-3’ high steps on an already intense incline was simply not enjoyable. Personally I’d stick with hiking around harpers creek. Plenty of views and TONS of great camping sites.

hiking
2 months ago

so easy & absolutely beautiful!
went during sunset, for a night hike
30 minute trip ✨

Super easy and stunning views

Totally worth the hike! We went after a bit of rain and had several water crossings at mid calf. Beautiful waterfalls and rapids! We added Hunts Falls onto our hike and I'm glad we did! Tough but not killer if you are in shape. I recommend that you use GPS or record your loop to stay on trail bc the timber ridge portion has NO markers and intersects with several other trails. Even the trail head is kinda difficult to find and stay on.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy out and back. Extended hike by following signage to Linn Cove.

hiking
3 months ago

nice short hike

Great moderate hike to a beautiful waterfall. The swimming pool at the base is deep and cold! We then hiked down the creek for some fly fishing. Got bites from some nice sized trout!

*WARNING* do not park on the road. Use the parking lot or the overflow lot 1/4 mile down the road. The sheriff threw his lights on right after someone had told me they towed 8 cars the day before and the sheriff confirmed it. DO NOT PARK ON THE ROAD.

The good: the area was beautiful, plenty of places to camp through out the hike. Beautiful waterfalls, once we hit the split we went left and saw only one person about half way through.

The bad: sections very poorly marked. Thank you to whoever is tying markers in the trees and the 12 or more stream crossing (knee high in places) there are quite a few down trees along the route. There are new paths around them but not the greatest way when it’s raining good. This is not an 8 mile hike by any means. Well over 12. A lot of the trail while visible was very overgrown. Don’t think it’s a commonly used trail so a little sprucing up would make it great.

Did not enjoy at all. Trail not marked well. No way my dog could do this trail unless he had a life vest on! Crossed over moving water more times than I could could and scale mtn walls due to trees blocking path. Never again.

hiking
3 months ago

This hike was one of our favorites! It was perfect for our family of five - including 2 toddlers. Great views at the top and a shady climb through the trees. Great hike!

Not for the inexperienced hiker! Be aware there are several water crossings and be prepared to get boots and more wet! This hike is beautiful and a lot of fun! BTW not sure how all trails comes up with 5.6 miles...we measured 6.5 around the loop!

By far one of my favs. Easy trail, but still interesting. Great views at the top

hiking
4 months ago

The Tanawha is one of my favs in that area of the Parkway. Excellent exercise! And you can pick up the trail anywhere in that area really. You can make it a short or long hike, depending on what you have in you! Some parts are way overgrown, so if you were to do the whole thing, point to point, I would do it late fall and winter months.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy for 3 year old and two teens and several dogs. Fun quick hike.

wonderful views.
great trail maintenance.

hiking
4 months ago

must see, no better view for a short walk. awesome. then up the road stop at flat top.

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4 months ago

Love the view at Linn Cove Viaduct! One of my favs

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4 months ago

Great Hike, would definitely do durning the hot summer months. So many creek crossings and small spots to swim!! I never really got hot and I started about 1 pm. Technically I’d rate a 6, the first mile is the hardest. Toughness I’d rate a 5 due to low elevation gains. Keep in mind I’m in great shape, logged 45 miles of trail in June and so far 28 in July so someone who maybe doesn’t hike as much might find it difficult. Plenty of beautiful fonta and flora in July. You can get a sense of the hike on my YouTube channel HikingFumbles. Happy Trails!!

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