Hawkbill Rock via Snowball Trail

Asheville, North Carolina

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This trek starts off the Blue Ridge Parkway within easy striking distance of Asheville and traverses the lesser-trod Snowball Trail to an outcrop known as Hawkbill Rock. Here, you can peer down the Reems Creek watershed down to Weaverville and beyond. Other points of view include the parkway, Craggy Gardens, and even Mount Mitchell. Ambitious hikers can easily extend the trek. This hike takes place in the greater Craggy Gardens area, off the Blue Ridge Parkway, in an area where a multitude of worthwhile hikes can be undertaken. People often take shorter hikes to the viewpoints around Craggy Gardens or to Cascade Falls and Douglas Falls. Fewer people make their way to Hawkbill Rock via the Snowball Trail.
Best Hikes Near Asheville, North Carolina

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Best Hikes Near Asheville, North Carolina

by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)

This trek starts off the Blue Ridge Parkway within easy striking distance of Asheville and traverses the lesser-trod Snowball Trail to an outcrop known as Hawkbill Rock. Here, you can peer down the Reems Creek watershed down to Weaverville and beyond. Other points of view include the parkway, Craggy Gardens, and even Mount Mitchell. Ambitious hikers can easily extend the trek.

This hike takes place in the greater Craggy Gardens area, off the Blue Ridge Parkway, in an area where a multitude of worthwhile hikes can be undertaken. People often take shorter hikes to the viewpoints around Craggy Gardens or to Cascade Falls and Douglas Falls. Fewer people make their way to Hawkbill Rock via the Snowball Trail.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Asheville
Distance: 2.6
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Blue Ridge Parkway, 199 Hemphill Knob Rd. Asheville, NC 28803-8686, (828) 348-3400, www.nps.gov/blri
Local Maps: National Geographic #779 Linville Gorge, Mount Mitchell, Pisgah National Forest; USGS Craggy Pinnacle
Driving Directions: Directions to Hawkbill Rock via Snowball Trail

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