Explore the most popular hiking trails near Newland with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

nice quick hike! The view is amazing, great view of table rock! bring some water and it’s really fun to explore all around at the top

This is one of my favorite trails, starts out like is going to be super easy, then is really rocky and a lot of fun, beautiful all the way. You won't regret taking this trail!

My wife and I decided to hike today regardless of the rain, and Hawksbill seemed to be the place. It was muddy but one of the best short hikes ever. The trail is easy until you have to chose left or right. The "left" is rocky, and fairly steep, but so worth it. She and I are going back when it's clear...can't wait!!!

short, nice swim spot, get your cardio coming back out

love this loop! nice elevation change, multiple water crossings, 2 documented on trail waterfalls and a few more if you like to bushwack. get your hike on

short easy well worth it-must do every season. first 1/4 mile or so is uphill and rocky but not as steep as harpers falls. then coast 1.5 to beautiful views

great trail with steep section at sitting bear. Much easier drive if you start from sitting bear or hawksbill and go out to gingercake. bonus if you add hawksbill-and lunch there-on the way back

stop at the visitor ctr and get the map, there is about 5 miles of easy trails here including a second little waterfall. spend a couple hours wandering and having lunch at the base, perfect way to start the day

Another short and sweet hike to a beautiful waterfall and swimming hole. Popular spot, always busy. nice little loop

beautiful short hike with the most amazing views of the gorge, table rock, etc. can be combined with Jonas ridge/sitting bear if you want to make a day of it. If camping on hawksbill be prepared for A LOT of wind!!

15 days ago

Challenging beautiful trail!! We did several of the trails in the area.

18 days ago

Great trail with amazing views. The top half is a little steep but it offers secondary trails that make the climb easier.

Loved it! Not too strenuous but still burned some calories. View at the end well worth it. Some kind souls have placed logs on the WRONG paths, obey them. Beautiful view at the end.

Excellent views! Easy trail!

25 days ago

Great trail, not very difficult. I was recovering after being sick going there, and made it. Very green. The view from the top is beautiful!

Great shirt trail that is challenging.

Nice trail easy hike out and back. 45min in and 30min out. Very good choice after 2 days of rain very little mud. Beautiful views from the top will be back.

A much needed hiking reprieve after doing Grandfather Mountain the day before. This trail and the waterfall views were well worth the couple of small hills. Not terribly crowded on the sunday that we went but I could see it being very popular especially in the summer.

Great hike today despite no view from the top due to clouds. Had some great views from the lower elevations on the trail. Pretty easy hike. Last part is steep and rocky. You can camp out on the summit which is super cool. We will be back. 40min up and 30min down.

Had a great day on this trail. Not too long not too hard and great pay off with a beautiful view at the end.

Great hike. Better views.

1 month ago

Hiked all the way down to the bottom of the waterfall. Absolutely gorgeous hike. Steep incline in some areas but family friendly!

1 month ago

Beautiful and easy hike. Be ready for the stairs but the rest is easy.

Easy access and ability to connect to Celestial Point makes this the best!

do NOT pass up the opportunity to do this hike. i hike a lot and have a decent peak bagging list and this is by far one of my favorites. the views of the gorge are phenomenal. take a map and compass and check out the countless peaks which are visible from the summit

Cool rock formations and views at the end. Moderate is accurate because of the beginning and end, both are steep, but the rest is pretty flat and easy.

Fun trail with lots of views of the falls.

Easy quick trail with beautiful scenery.

1 month ago

Absolutely amazing views 360 when you get to the top. It’s quite windy so use caution. We sat at the top to enjoy a snack before coming back down. It does get steep at the top so I’d rate it as moderate.

1 month ago

Amazing views, scenic. It’s a short hike but moderately challenging trail.

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