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Grandfather Mountain Trail

Linville, NC

Grandfather Mountain Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Linville, NC that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Sugar Mountain Ski Area

Banner Elk, NC

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Profile Trail
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Excellent hike!!!

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Profile Trail
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Love this hike. Good workout but if you take breaks it's easy and a lot of fun. There's a nice natural water source for clean water about half way up, so you can conveniently refill your water bottle!

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Profile Trail
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This was an extremely challenging hike for my wife and myself, but the beautiful views and sense of accomplishment were worth it. can't wait to hike this trail again.

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Elk Falls: Vilas to Elk Falls
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7 Completed 0 Reviews

very pretty falls. nice short hike to swim or fish.

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Elk Falls: Vilas to Elk Falls
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5 Completed 0 Reviews

Very short but pretty

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Beech Mountain Ski Resort
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

Amazing not crowded great lifts great services.

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Profile Trail
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Profile Trail
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6 Completed 4 Reviews

Wonderful hike! Challenging but great...can't wait to do it again :)

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Profile Trail
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Profile Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great hike. We came from Florida in New Years 2015-2016, but there was no snow due to a freak heat wave. A friend mentioned that we should check this trail out. Our family of 5, with kids ages 7,9,11 went up Profile trail and then on to Calloway peak. Wonderful adventure!! The trail did get a bit rocky and was a bit tough, but not too bad for our 7 year old. We recommend heading up past Profile View, it isn't much of a view, but at Calloway it is pretty awesome.