Dogback Mountain Loop via Kistler Memorial highway
This is a difficult loop trail in Linville Gorge Wilderness.
This trail goes by Dogback Mountain. Or Rock Jock loop.
10.8 miles, 3000 feet of ascent amd descent. Fairly challenging terrain, not for casual hiker, excellent scenery, very remote - no cell service.
Park at Pinchin trail head off Kistler memorial hwy, which is gravel but reasonable.
No major exposure, but not ideal for children given terrain and steep climbs.
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