Hiking North Carolina
by Randy Johnson (Falcon Guides)
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A bit disappointing. Too easy to just drive up there and crowded on weekend. Yucky view of malls and auto lots right below. Tower closed to public. However on other peak, a mile hike away, are some nice views east and north, some open crags, but tight when crowded.
Very nice picnic area with lots of tables, covered shelter with stone fireplace. Restrooms closed during winter. Uphill trail to summit and then mostly flat along ridgeline. Spectacular 360 degree views. Good information along the way about native trees, etc. Summit 4,600 + feet. Road winds up to picnic area. Hike is approximately 2 miles.
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