Hiking Trail- BEACON HEIGHTS, Linville

Stopped by here on the last weekend in April! The views of Grandfather behind you and the wide range views looking down in the other direction were amazing. Great short hike!

Blue Ridge NC Guide

Beacon Heights is a short & sweet trail from the Blue Ridge Parkway near the Hwy 221/Grandfather Mountain entrance. Like Flat Rock, it’s a great trail for those without much experience. Park and cross the secondary road to get to the marked trailhead, and plunge into the woods. There’s a short connector trail from the parking lot to the intersection with the beginning of the Tanawha Trail. (Tanawha Trail meanders 13.5 miles from Beacon Heights to Price Park.) This is a great leg stretcher with gradual grades. It is an easy to moderate hike that slopes uphill. Like most trails, there are several roots and stones jutting out of the trail, but it’s easy to get around them. To get to the long-range views, go right at the first junction, which is well marked. When the trail splits again, bear left to stay on Beacon Heights trail. At the next…

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I gave up the video game playing, TV watching lifestyle years back now. There just had to be more to life. I discovered a love for waterfalls on Christmas day 2008, at Elk River Falls in Elk Park NC. While not initially realizing it, this opened a whole new world, and lifestyle for me. I now love to spend my free time, hiking to waterfalls, and mountain tops in search of pristine views. This has also led me to a love of photography and blogging. While i am still not an expert at either several years in to this, I love the challenges that both offer me. I see my skills getting better at both as time goes by. Sharing what I see via social media brings me great joy. I love the feedback, good and bad. I love to see what others are able to show as well. I created my blog "WaterfallsHiker", originally to just help myself keep up with my travels, not really with any real purpose in mind. After 2 years on this blog, I see that It has evolved into a combination of an information site, and a place to show off my progress as an amateur photographer. I try to do it all and include some bits of my personality as well. It is something I really enjoy doing. When I am not working on this hobby, I can be found on a golf course, spending time with my beautiful fiance and her daughter, or working my 40 hours a week at Costco.

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