Table Rock Mountain, Linville

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Table Rock is a mountain in the east rim of Linville Gorge, part of Pisgah National Forest (Grandfather Ranger District). It features a distinctive rock formation, and is a prominent peak in the area.
The peak makes for a quick hike from a nearby parking area, and is also very popular for rock climbing. It is described as having a "national reputation of being the best place to climb in the Southeastern U.S.", and the "hub of climbing activity in Linville Gorge".
Table Rock is also known for its flora. Botanists André Michaux and John Fraser found various plants in the area in the nineteenth century. Fraser discovered Fraser's Sedge near the mountain.
Table Rock has been described as "the most visible symbol in the region". Former North Carolina senator Sam Ervin said that he retired to the nearby town of Morganton to "watch the glorious sunsets over Table Rock". In addition, Jules Verne's novel Master of the World describes Table Rock, which is called Great Eyrie in the book, as "rising high above the valley to sometimes belch strange sounds and fire over the little village of Morganton".
A wildfire swept through the area in November 2013. At least one hundred firefighters were involved.
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  • There is a parking area one mile from the summit. The tough climb is worth the effort. For those up for it, start at Wolf Pit (get there early to find a spot) and hike the Mountains-To-Sea trail up 8....  more
    There is a parking area one mile from the summit. The tough climb is worth the effort. For those up for it, start at Wolf Pit (get there early to find a spot) and hike the Mountains-To-Sea trail up 8....  more »
  • Great hike with rock scrambling opportunities. Pair this with the Chimney's trail from the same parking lot. Get there early as there is limited parking and it is a popular spot. 
    Great hike with rock scrambling opportunities. Pair this with the Chimney's trail from the same parking lot. Get there early as there is limited parking and it is a popular spot.  more »
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  • It's a nice trail but would not advise going to the top if you're not in good shape.
  • Best mountain ever if you ask me

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