Hike Table Rock Trail Mountain in North Carolina’s Linville Gorge for arguably the best 360-panoramic view at a certain spot at the summit.
|1.4 Miles Total
|Elevation Gain | 544 ft
Table Rock trail is an awesome adventure with a few different landmarks leading to different views of the gorge. Along the way, you’ll pass upside-down rocks, a split-off leading to little table rock, then after reaching the top, you can boulder hop your way north along the epic strip to the very best part of the summit. The end of the gorge will take you to the best 360-degree view of the Linville gorge. To be more precise, you can see the video below.
The trail leads to the summit of Table Rock, providing breathtaking panoramic views of Linville Gorge and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. The summit is a fantastic vantage point for taking in the rugged beauty of the gorge.
Table Rock Trail Experience
- Challenging Ascent – The trail begins with a moderately challenging climb, which becomes steeper as hikers ascend toward the summit. Sturdy footwear is recommended due to the rocky and uneven terrain.
- Bugs at the Top -Sometimes the top is covered in bugs. The last time I went, there was a massive party of flies, we tried to ignore them and trek onward. At a certain point, they dissipated.
- Rock Outcroppings – Throughout the hike, hikers will encounter several rock outcroppings that offer glimpses of the surrounding landscape. These areas provide excellent opportunities to rest and enjoy the views.
- Summit Views – The final stretch to the summit includes a rocky scramble, but the effort is rewarded with awe-inspiring views. Hikers can see the Linville River winding through the gorge, the dense forests, and the distant mountain ranges. The stretch atop the summit can be dangerous, be sure to stay away from the edge of the gorge.
Hiking near Table Rock Trail
In case you’re interested in an adventure near the area. Check out The Chimneys in Linville Gorge here.