Elk Knob

9 reviews #1 hike out of 3 in
3.7 mi
Distance
1 hrs 53 min
Time
terrain
945 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a easy out and back trail to Elk Knob in North Carolina.

This trail goes by Trail Map, South View, and North View.



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    4 months, 3 weeks ago
    Trails are in good shape. Easy to follow. Gorgeous views from the North. Moderate hike… Vigorous, but not difficult. A must on a clear day!!
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    1 year, 3 months ago
    Great out and back hike with two summit view areas of mountain peaks around western NC. Views all the way south to Mt Mitchell on a clear day. Elk Knob is considerably less crowded than hikes on the BRP.
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    1 year, 3 months ago
    Beautiful views both half way and at the top. Well maintained trail with a very reasonable grade.
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    1 year, 4 months ago
    Good elevation gain. Good payoff.
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CheapCigarMan 3 years, 10 months ago
Summit
trail_hike_comments: Climbs from the parking area to the summit, thru switchbacks as it goes. Crosses over an old road (which used to be the main route to the summit) several times on the way. Travels through a northern hardwood forest, which is open and attractive; near the top, the trees turn into miniature versions of the ones lower down the mountain, barely more than head-high. Carpets of wildflowers blanket the slopes in early spring. There's no real water to speak of except possibly one tiny tributary crossing after sustained heavy rains. There are some limited (especially wintertime) views on the way up; the view from the top is spectacular and there are two main overlooks: one facing north, and one facing south. Peaks visible from the summit include The Peak, Three Top and Bluff Mountains, Mount Jefferson, Grandfather Mountain, Mount Mitchell, Mt Rogers (VA), and the Iron Mountains in Virginia and Tennessee., trail_bike_comments: None
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ncpatrick 3 years, 10 months ago
Sierra Club hike (1/27/18, 11:27:53AM)
Sierra Club Foothills Chapter 7 hikers Trail visibility: good. View visibility: none, solid white cloud.
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