Summit Views on Table Rock Mountain

North Carolina Table Rock Summit Trail

  • Activities:

    Chillin, Camping, Photography, Hiking, Rock Climbing

  • Skill Level:

    Intermediate

  • Season:

    Spring, Summer, Autumn

Easy Parking
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Table Rock Mountain's characteristic summit can easily be spotted from the foothills of Western North Carolina. Come here for the serenity at the top. This mountain is a popular rock climbing haven and boasts some of the best climbing in the South East with its epic views. A great spot to camp, waking up to this panorama is a majestic way to start the day! The summit is fun and easy to explore with only a 2.2 mile round trip hike. Plus, did we mention that there's hammocking trees sprouting off the top, offering the best seat in the house?!

Off of Highway 181, the trailhead is very clearly marked with a large parking lot. Although the trail is fairly short, make sure you have your footing, because the trail does switch back and forth in addition to gaining elevation -- it's pretty steep in some places! It's all worth it when you get to the 3,930' peak. The top is roomy, so find a spot, get comfortable, and day dream within these lush and ancient vistas.

If you want to get a camping permit, head to the Grandfather Ranger District at 109 East Lawing Dr. Nebo, NC 28761.

P.S. It's open April-December (the road is closed January-March)

Pack List

  • ENO OneLink Shelter System (hammock, straps, bugnet, and rain fly)
  • Lightweight stove
  • Your favorite hoodie (it gets chilly up there at night!)
  • Camping permit if you're camping on a weekend
  • Camera
  • Hot tea--trust us, it pairs perfectly with these sensuous views
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Such a wonderful spot! We stopped here to camp 2 months ago when we hiked the Linville Loop. Nothing beats those views! :)

10 months ago
10 months ago

Great article. I am up that way often and will definitely stop there now. Thanks

12 months ago
12 months ago

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