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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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So much ground vegetation! There's not a boring part of the whole hike!

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this was a great hike not to hard some rocky spots the views were great.

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Beech Mountain Ski Resort
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11 Completed 11 Reviews

Solid place and would come again. Not too crowded when I went and really nice people.

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I love this place! Great slopes with various difficulties and a large area for plenty to explore. I would love to come back and ski again next winter!

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Great hike. Pretty good climb, trail stays fairly steep but not too bad with the occasional break. Trail is beautiful with several stream crossings. Gets a bit more difficult after passing a natural spring about halfway up which you can fill up water bottles at but the view at the top is definitely worth it.

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Pretty great hike going uphill. Gets steep eventually with a bunch of rocks to hike up. Clearly marked and nice little spring towards the top. Good exercise on the legs and we did it in a little over three hours.

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Nice scenery. Steep climb but not too tough until you reach the rocks after the spring. Great view at the top.

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Excellent hike!!!

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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!