Ascent of Thunder Hill on 2013-07-27

Climber: Tom Layton

Date:Saturday, July 27, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Thunder Hill
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:3840 ft / 1170 m

Ascent Trip Report

Thunder Hill is located between the Thunder Hill and Raven Rock overlooks on the Blue Ridge Parkway north of Blowing Rock. The side that faces the parkway is a towering cliff in a road cut. The Mountain-to-Sea Trail (which parallels the west side of the Parkway) goes up the other side and will take you within 50 feet of the HP.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:160 ft / 48 m
    Extra Gain:40 ft / 12 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Route:Mountain-to-Sea Trail
    Trailhead:Parkway mile 289.8  3760 ft / 1146 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail

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