Kistler Memorial Highway (Old NC 105)

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Following along the western edge of the Grand Canyon of North Carolina, the Linville Gorge, Kistler Memorial Highway is an experience not to be missed. Across the gorge, views of Table Rock, Gingercake Mountain, Sitting Bear Mountain, The Chimneys, and Shortoff Mountain provide epic backdrops to a ...Read More
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Highlights of Kistler Memorial Highway (Old NC 105)

Camping Category IconCamping
Forest Category IconForest
Iconic Category IconIconic
Overland Category IconOverland
Scenic Category IconScenic
Highest Elevation
3962 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
SR1238
Nearest Town
Linville
Nearest Services
Spruce Pine
Management Agency
Pisgah National Forest
District
Grandfather Ranger District

Overview

Following along the western edge of the Grand Canyon of North Carolina, the Linville Gorge, Kistler Memorial Highway is an experience not to be missed. Across the gorge, views of Table Rock, Gingercake Mountain, Sitting Bear Mountain, The Chimneys, and Shortoff Mountain provide epic backdrops to a roller coaster road that many refer to as Old NC 105. The views are supported by campsites nestled in rhododendron, pine, and the misty air the Blue Ridge Mountains are known for.

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24 Waypoints
74 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
4 Community Reviews
1 Video
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