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Morganton, North Carolina

Hike to Hawksbill Mountain

2.1 Miles Total - 660 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Originally added by Sophie Lamarche

Take a short hike to the top of Hawksbill Mountain, with views of Table Rock, the Linville Gorge and on a clear day the Charolette skyline.

Starting at the Hawksbill Mountain Trailhead, which is clearly marked start hiking up! The trail starts out with some easy uphill switchbacks and leads you to the first lookout point. Enjoy sometime at the lookout point, but you'll want to keep going for a more incredible view. Keep hiking uphill until you come to a small sign pointing you left to Hawksbill Mountain. When you hit the sign the trail will become steeper and more rocky, but when you get to the sign you only have .4 of a mile left so keep trekking. When you get to the top, the trail will flatten out, but you will want to keep walking until you come to a campfire site. Once you hit the campfire site, you will see tons of rocks that you can scramble down and take pictures from! Even if it is busy, which is rare, you should be able to find your own rock to sit on!! **If you have young children keep an eye on them because there are cliffs on one side of the rock at the end.** 

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