One of my favorites hikes in Western North Carolina is the hike up Table Rock. Table Rock is located along the rim of the Linville Gorge, the grand canyon of North Carolina. Table Rock has a very distinguished appearance and is visible throughout Burke County.
From NC Highway 181 driving toward Linville you will turn left on Gingercake Road. Travel about 5 1/2 Miles following signs to Table Rock. The hike is 1 mile up and of course 1 mile back from the parking lot.
The hike up is a pretty moderate climb but the views are so worth it! Most of the way you are on rock trails and the climb is pretty steady.
There are plenty of rewarding views along the way!
Great views of Lake James. Lake James also possesses a great view of Table Rock!
I think seeing this geodetic marker is pretty cool! You can find this at the summit!
Once at the top there are plenty of spots to hang out and enjoy the view! There are also plenty of places to camp and climb! If you are in the western part of the state Table Rock Hike is a must!