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Linville Gorge Trail aka Linville River Trail

Newland, NC

Linville Gorge Trail is a 11.5 mile trail located near Morganton, North Carolina that features a waterfall. The trail is only recommended for very experienced outdoorsmen and primarily used for birding, camping & hiking and is accessible year-round.

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As a rescue responder, I urge all hikers to pack well and keep track of your location for yourself and others that might need help

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by Maryann Bandy

11 Completed 1 Reviews

BEWARE- THIS HIKE IS ACTUALLY STRENUOUS, NOT MODERATE. But overall, a great hike with an amazing view at the top. Very much worth the trip!

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by Jen Smith

8 Completed 1 Reviews

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Beech Mountain Ski Resort
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Beech Mountain Ski Resort
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4 Completed 5 Reviews

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Sugar Mountain Ski Area
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17 Completed 10 Reviews

A tough but enjoyable hike up the Sugar Mountain ski slopes. Parking is available at the base lodge and a short walk up and around the lodge brings you to the grassy slope area. The incline begins gradually becoming steeper as you go. When nearing the top veer right, taking Switchback to reach the summit without having to scramble up Tom Terrific (black diamond slope.) From the top enjoy fabulous views of the beautiful High Country. Search for a small trail that leads through the woods over the ridge to gain another excellent vantage point. Sit on the jutting rocks and take in the epic view with mountain tops rolling out for miles and miles.

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13 Completed 4 Reviews

This was a great, strenuous hike. I read these reviews so I knew what I was getting myself cut out for. The first 1.5 miles aren't tough, but it does become quite challenging on your way up with the large rocks and boulders outlining the trail. It was especially fun today with two dogs (your leash must be no longer than 6' I read at the entrance), and lots of ice to navigate around! As the ice melts in the coming weeks, be ready to trudge in some serious mud towards the trailhead. Overall, a wonderful day and hike to do on my birthday.

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Emerald Outback
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22 Completed 23 Reviews

Oz is open the first weekend of October and worth hiking during that time of year.

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Beech Mountain Ski Resort
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22 Completed 23 Reviews

Beautiful short hike. Pretty falls and great place for a summer dip,

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Profile Trail
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

Good hike and great views,next time I need to leave CLT earlier so I have time to hike the ridgeline too!This would be a cool hike in the Winter,especially during MartinLuther King holiday when the ski areas are too busy!

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