Summit Views on Table Rock Mountain

North Carolina Table Rock Summit Trail

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  • 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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