If you want to get amazing views of Linville Gorge, you can find them along many of the trails of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Head to the top of North Carolina’s Hawksbill Mountain in just about any season (except in the blistering cold, maybe) and you’re sure to love the hike itself as much as the panoramic views of Linville Gorge once you reach the summit. The hike to the top is just shy of a mile and doles out a bit of an uphill scramble through a forested trail lined with rhododendrons.

What’s your favorite Parkway overlook or trail side view of Linville Gorge?

The trail to Hawksbill Mountain is 1.8 miles long and is rated moderate. It’s probably not suited to small children or novice hikers. As always: bring plenty of water, hike with a companion (when you can), and don’t leave a trace. Find out more at this link from our friends at alltrails.com. Find a Google maps link to the trailhead at this link.

Trailhead Address: Table Rock Road, Nebo, NC, 28761

For another awesome (and shorter) hike that delivers amazing views of the Linville Gorge, read all about the Wiseman’s View Overlook in this previous article.

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