Finding off-the-beaten-path trails with little to no other people on it is a win. You get to go at your own pace and stop whenever you want without having to worry about others behind or in front of you. This North Carolina trail is one of those and leads you, to what feels like, the top of the world.  

Big Lost Cove Cliffs Trail literally takes you to the top of a cliff where you will get incredible views of Grandfather Mountain. It's located near Newland, North Carolina and is a relatively easy trail despite the elevation change.  

The hike is only 3.3 miles out and back, so it isn't a drag. This trail isn't as well known as others, so it makes for the best adventure. Not to mention, this is where Country singer Scotty McCreery proposed to his wife. 

Unlike many other North Carolina trails, this is more of a less-trafficked hike so you will be able to go at your own pace without worrying about people being behind or in front of you. 

The entire hike should only take you around an hour and a half to complete if you don't stop to take in the view for very long. Since this is a quick hike, we suggest bringing a picnic to enjoy when you make it to the top of the cliff.

 

Once you make it to the top, be very cautious of the edges and the sides of the cliff because there are going to be some obvious drop-offs. Besides that terrifying thought, the views will take your mind away and you will be left speechless.

The pictures that you see of the valley below and Grandfather Mountain does not do the views justice. You need to see them for yourself to really understand the beauty of this spot.

North Carolina is filled with beautiful places like this one, you just have to find them. There are so many surreal spots that are too scenic to believe are real and enchanting locations that will make you feel like you're in a fairytale, they are just that magical. 

Big Lost Cove Cliffs 

Price: Free

Address: Directions

Why You Need To Go: This hike is moderate and less trafficked than many NC trails and you'll be led to the top of a cliff that has the most incredible views. 


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