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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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A lot of steps and climbing over boulders! A beautiful hike with great views of Grandfather Mountain!

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Elk Falls: Vilas to Elk Falls
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Not really a hike. A short walk with one steep section that takes you to the falls and swimming hole which are the 5 star aspect.

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Beautiful, steep climb

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Best place to start to connect to Grandfather trail over to swinging bridge. It's a bit challenging but clearly marked and well maintained. There is a natural spring about two miles in but make sure to carry plenty of water and snacks as it is a full day's adventure!

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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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Sugar Mountain Ski Area
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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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