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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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  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

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My wife and I were planning on hiking a different trail on Grandfather Mountain but the park was closed do to high winds 70mph+. We decided to gain access to the mountain from Profile Trail. We're glad we did. Alot of hikers were decending down the trail saying that Calloway Peak is in the clouds, no views, but we kept moving forward. We reached the peak, and as we did so, the clounds pulled away and behold the views!!! We lucked out but still had 70mph winds at the peak! Just an awesome day!

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19 Completed 3 Reviews

I went with a friend and we knocked out all of the peaks and went over to the swinging bridge in about 6 hours. Ended up being around a 10 mile hike, but was well worth it. When you're heading to the other peaks, it does become a little rocky, but nothing that should give the average hiker much trouble! Highly recommended.

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3 Completed 2 Reviews

Great Hike!!! My wife and 11 year old stopped at Shanty Spring while I went to Calloway Peak. Amazing views, worth the effort.

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10 Completed 3 Reviews

loved this trail , covers all types of train

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Sugar Mountain Ski Area
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Had a great time hiking to the summit after work ... walked up the slopes and got off a bit onto the mountain biking trails... but they were a little rough in some places. At the top you can see they are clearing for new ski trails and then at the top make sure and look for a trail that leads through a forest to the very top. What amazing views... took up about 3 hours as we stopped and chatted and talk to several hikers on the way. Got some great photos... steep slopes in some place... all up hill and all down hill so a good workout.

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2 Completed 1 Reviews

It was a bit crowded when I went but the further out you get the less people you see. It was an intense hike. You'll be using muscles you forgot you had! Even for an experienced hiker it was a workout!

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Profile Trail
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6 Completed 8 Reviews

Adored this trail. Always looking for the next challenging hike and my legs were burning at sections even as an experienced hiker. I'll certainly be revisiting this hike frequently as a local of the area.

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5 Completed 3 Reviews

This trail is difficult going up and coming back down, but in different ways. On the way up the constant incline is rough. I'm fairly new to hiking so it really kicked my butt; however, I did make it to the top. I enjoyed Watauga View the best and Calloway Peak was pretty too. Coming back down was hard on the back and the knees. My favorite part is just before the 1 mile mark along the river.

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