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blueBlack Table Rock Summit Trail

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0.7 mile 1.1 kilometer point to point
64% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 550' 168 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 3,923' 1,196 m
Low: 3,373' 1,028 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 15% (9°)
Max Grade: 30% (16°)

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Trail shared by Max Willner

This leads to one of the highest points (and best views) in the Linville Gorge Wilderness Loop.

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Hunting and fishing are allowed, but permits are required. Camping is permitted in the gorge, but permits are required from May 1 through October 31.

Description

This short but steep trail leads from the Table Rock Mountain parking and picnic area to the lookout on Table Rock Mountain. At 3,680 feet, runners will find a beautiful, panoramic view of North Carolina's expansive Linville Gorge Wilderness Area.

This trail is considered part of the Linville Gorge Wilderness Loop.

Flora & Fauna

Local flora - rhododendron, sand mrtyle, red chokeberry, azalea, turkey beard, bristly locust, yellow root, silverbell, orchids, ninebark, and wild indigo.

Local fauna - white-tail deer, black bears, squirrel, raccoon, grouse, turkey, vultures, owls, hawks, as well as brown and rainbow trout. There are also copperheads and timber rattlesnakes.

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Jul 25, 2017
Jill Breitwieser
Practice for Table Rock Ultras!!!! 1.4mi

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