Best trails in McDowell County

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What to expect

Check out some of the best hiking, walking and backpacking routes in McDowell County, North Carolina. The Linville Gorge Trail is the most popular trail. The trail with the highest elevation climb is the Heartbreak Ridge via Star Gap Trail and the trail with the least amount of climbing is the Woodlawn Fitness Trail. The longest trail is the Linville Gorge Trail at 46.8 km. For a shorter adventure you can try the Falls Branch Trail at 1.4 km. Get off line access to Town, Campsite, Water, and Peak locations and much more with a Hiiker subscription.

Trail difficulty calculations

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