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Lookout Trail

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 4.5 (11)

A steep popular trail to an amazing view from the summit of Lookout Mountain.


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.2

KM

Point to Point

3,696' 1,127 m

High

2,967' 904 m

Low

729' 222 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

19%

Avg Grade (11°)

57%

Max Grade (30°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

One of the most popular trails in Montreat, the Lookout Trail leads up to the rocky summit of Lookout Mountain with great views of the Montreat Valley and the Seven Sisters. Near the summit the trail is a rocky scramble that is super fun. Great trail, just expect some crowds.

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Brandon Thrower

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  4.5 from 11 votes

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  4.5 from 11 votes
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Photos

Almost at the top, looking over the mountains (fall 2020).
Nov 1, 2020 near Black M…, NC
View from the top of Lookout Mountain
Sep 11, 2017 near Black M…, NC
Trailhead Marker at the Lookout Trailhead
Sep 11, 2017 near Black M…, NC
Steep, technical climb to the top of Lookout Mountain.
Sep 14, 2017 near Black M…, NC

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Nov 8, 2020
Meg Crenshaw
Nov 8, 2020
Feb 22, 2020
Adam Gibbs
Oct 5, 2019
Isaac Smith
1h 00m
Oct 2, 2019
Drew Sigmon
Sep 1, 2019
Harry Hoover
Jun 24, 2019
Eric Thompson
May 26, 2019
Jamey Webb
1.2 miles round trip; 15-20 minutes each way. Uphill the entire way to the summit. Rocky area to traverse near the summit. 0.6mi