Photograph Lane Pinnacle Overlook



4.1 miles

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Added by The Outbound Collective

Take in the breathtaking sights of this mountainous, eastern facing overlook in North Carolina.

If you're looking to get some nice camera shots from a stunning vantage point or if you're in the mood to get your heart pumping, the hike to the Lane Pinnacle overlook near Weaverville, North Carolina is the spot for you. 

To arrive at the Lane Pinnacle overlook you can head to pull off by clicking the "get directions" button. If choosing to hike to Lane Pinnacle, you'll embark on a 4.1 mile out and back trail. It's a moderate trail, but not a long one. Some suggest that the hike is on the more challenging side due to steep ascents and consistent inclines, but it is widely agreed that the view at the top makes it worth it. Along the way, you'll encounter various other overlook opportunities as well as the surrounding natural beauty of the abundant wildlife. You might want to pack a lunch to stop for a prime picnic at one of the many overlooks. Wear good shoes on this hike and watch your step for rocks and roots that may stick up. Some sections can get quite muddy, so all the more reason to be well prepared with your footwear. Note that there is a narrow cliff walking portion of this hike, but it is rather short.

The trail is well marked and easily accessible. There are several pull-off spots in the dirt to park if the main lot by the Craggy Picnic Entrance is full. Check the weather forecast for a nice day and go check this spot out! Get active and you'll be rewarded by the views. 

Want to see more amazing stops of the Blue Ridge Parkway? Check out Erin McGrady's story "Part I: Exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway."

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