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Little Table Rock Mountain - Pisgah Game Land, NC

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Length Difficulty Streams Views Solitude Camping
4.2 mls N/A N/A
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2 hours and 15 minutes with 25 minutes of breaks
1,350 ft
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Park at the Little Table Rock Mountain Trailhead. 35.89990, -81.98393

By Trail Contributor: Zach Robbins (Contact Zach)

The summit of Little Table Rock Mountain lies on the Eastern Continental Divide and marks the Avery, McDowell, and Mitchell tri-county border. Established in 2013, Stanback Trails preserved small pockets of land adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway with the help of conservationists Fred and Alice Stanback. The Little Table Rock Mountain Trail in the 544-acre Little Table Rock Tract is the longest and most difficult of the three Stanback Trails. From the parking area you’ll climb over 1,000 feet in 2.1 miles through open hardwood forests. You’re unlikely to see anyone on this hike, so make sure you bring trail directions. From the small, conical summit there is a nice view north of the Unaka Mountains rising above the North Toe River valley. Although unspectacular compared to other hikes in the area, you’ll appreciate the work the Stanbacks have done to help conserve mountain treasures all over North Carolina.

Hunting Considerations This hike passes through Pisgah Game Land. During hunting seasons you should wear bright orange or similar bright colors while hiking. For hunting season information and schedules please visit the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission for yearly updates.

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