The Hawksbill Trail in Linville, NC is intense! The first part of the hike is normal but as you make your way up the mountain the incline slowly increases until you’re not sure that if you fall if you’ll ever stop rolling down the hill! But the payoff, oh man those views are some of the best mountain views you’ll see in North Carolina! I only recommend this hike for experienced hikers of which I AM NOT, but I manage to waddle my way up the trail with my gear in tow. You’ll definitely want to wear good solid shoes and maybe bring the heels…or leave them at home completely. No one will be looking at your feet when they see how epic you are with those views!