Hawkbill Rock via Snowball Trail

Asheville, North Carolina 28804

Hawkbill Rock via Snowball Trail

Hawkbill Rock via Snowball Trail Professional Review and Guide

"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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Trail Information

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Trail Type
1.5 hours
Blue Ridge Parkway, 199 Hemphill Knob Rd. Asheville, NC 28803-8686, (828) 348-3400, www.nps.gov/blri
Local Contacts
National Geographic #779 Linville Gorge, Mount Mitchell, Pisgah National Forest; USGS Craggy Pinnacle
Local Maps

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Jul 2018