Beacon Heights Trail

Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina

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Beacon Heights Trail is a hiking trail in Avery County, North Carolina. It is within Blue Ridge Parkway. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 4,219 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 179 feet. The Beacon Heights parking is near the trailhead. The trail ends near Beacon Heights (elevation 4,354 feet). There are also viewpoints near the end of the trail.
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Beacon Heights Trail is a hiking trail in Avery County, North Carolina. It is within Blue Ridge Parkway. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 4,219 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 179 feet. The Beacon Heights parking is near the trailhead. The trail ends near Beacon Heights (elevation 4,354 feet). There are also viewpoints near the end of the trail. This trail connects with the following: Mountains-to-Sea Trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Blue Ridge Parkway
Distance: 0.3
Elevation Gain: 179 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 4,219 feet
Top Elevation: 4,377 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to Beacon Heights Trail
Parks: Blue Ridge Parkway
Elevation Min/Max: 4214/4377 ft
Elevation Start/End: 4219/4219 ft

Beacon Heights Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"A short and popular leg-stretcher affords spectacular views of Grandfather Mountain and its nearly vertical-mile drop to the Piedmont. The grades are gradual, the footing isn’t very difficult, and the views are
outstanding."

"A short and popular leg-stretcher with spectacular views of Grandfather Mountain and its nearly vertical-mile drop to the Piedmont. By adding either short or long stretches of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, hikers can find solitude. This is one of the Parkway’s best leg-stretchers.

The grades are gradual, the footing isn’t very difficult, and the views are outstanding. It’s a popular hike, but by adding either a short or longer stretch of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, hikers can easily outwit the crowds and picnic alone at scenic viewpoints."

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May 2018