Ascent of Erwin's View on 2013-07-06

Climber: Tom Layton

Date:Saturday, July 6, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Erwin's View
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:3360 ft / 1024 m

Ascent Trip Report

There are two parking areas for Linville Falls, one managed by the Forest Service off NC181 and the Kistler Highway; the other run by the National Park Service and accessed off the Blue Ridge Parkway. I started at the latter, crossed the Linville River pedestrian bridge, and followed the trail, which is a gravel road for the first 0.4 miles and then a wide path up to the overlooks for Linville Falls. There is a rain shelter near the top. Erwin's View is a spectacular outcropping with steps and railings to make it accessible and safe.

Round trip 1.6 miles.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:400 ft / 121 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:Erwin View trail
    Trailhead:BRP Linville Falls visitors center  3160 ft / 963 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Raining, Low Clouds

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