The Best Camping in Marion

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Top camping spots in and near Marion

  • Morganton, North Carolina

    Camp on Shortoff Mountain in the Linville Gorge

    5.0
    The Linville Gorge Wilderness Area, also known as the Grand Canyon of the East, is one of the wildest, most rugged gorges in the eastern United States. It's also an outdoor paradise for hikers and backpackers. Camping here is always a treat and you are sure to enjoy your time spent in the gorge.D...
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  • Burnsville, North Carolina

    Crabtree Falls Trail Loop

    2.65 mi / 594 ft gain
    Crabtree Falls Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Marion, North Carolina.
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  • Marion, North Carolina

    Hike to Crabtree Falls

    5.0
    2.4 mi / 450 ft gain
    Starting from the old store parking area at MP 339.5 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, follow the trail through a meadow past the campground amphitheater. After crossing the paved road to the campground, the trail will come to a T-intersection. Take the trail to the right for the shortest way to the fal...
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  • Nebo, North Carolina

    Linville Gorge Loop

    20.6 mi / 5259 ft gain
    Linville Gorge Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Nebo, North Carolina.
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  • Linville, North Carolina

    Shortoff Mountain Summit

    4.8
    4.64 mi / 1178 ft gain
    Start your hike from the Shortoff Mountain Trail off of Wolf Pit Road at the base of Lake James. From the summit there is a small grassy area off a side trail that provided awesome cliff side views of the Gorge and Linville River! You can setup after making the hour and a half trek (maybe just in...
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  • Marion, North Carolina

    Camp in the Linville Gorge via the Pinch In Trail

    1.5 mi
    We are pretty notorious for passing up a good campsite but we are learning our lessons. We got a late but interesting start on Pinch-In trail. We climbed down a steep 600+ feet after passing this ledge only to climb right back to it a third of a mile in. If we come up to an awesome spot, we somet...
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  • Marion, North Carolina

    Hike the Rock Jock Trail

    6 mi / 700 ft gain
    One of the first things I noticed when researching this hike was the conflicting information regarding finding the trail head, length of the hike, and the hike's correct route. Hopefully, as of September 2017, this report will contain the most up-to-date information currently available. To find t...
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  • Burnsville, North Carolina

    Higgins Bald via Black Mountain Camp

    5.73 mi / 1772 ft gain
    Higgins Bald via Black Mountain Camp is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Burnsville, North Carolina.
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  • Burnsville, North Carolina

    Black Mountain Campground

    0.27 mi / 10 ft gain
    Black Mountain Campground is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Burnsville, North Carolina.
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  • Burnsville, North Carolina

    Colbert Ridge Trail

    7.69 mi / 3445 ft gain
    Colbert Ridge Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Burnsville, North Carolina.
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  • Burnsville, North Carolina

    Colbert Ridge to Mount Mitchell to Maple Camp Ridge Loop

    18.22 mi / 5066 ft gain
    Colbert Ridge to Mount Mitchell to Maple Camp Ridge Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Burnsville, North Carolina.
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  • Marion, North Carolina

    Linville River

    8.48 mi / 2021 ft gain
    Linville River is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Morganton, North Carolina.
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  • Marion, North Carolina

    Conley Cove Trail

    2.24 mi / 1093 ft gain
    Conley Cove Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Linville Falls, North Carolina.
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  • Morganton, North Carolina

    Camp at the Chimneys in the Linville Wilderness

    5.0
    1 mi / 138 ft gain
    The Chimneys area is a lesser-known camping destination within the Linville Wilderness. The Chimneys are a series of rock formations that rise above Linville Gorge and provide unobstructed panoramic views of the gorge and surrounding mountains. These rocks sit adjacent to Table Rock which hosts w...
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  • Morganton, North Carolina

    The Chimneys

    1.67 mi / 233 ft gain
    The Chimneys is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Morganton, North Carolina.
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  • Morganton, North Carolina

    Table Rock Trail

    1.4 mi / 545 ft gain
    Table Rock Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Morganton, North Carolina.
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