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Linville Gorge Wilderness Area

Old NC Hwy 105, Linville, NC
+1 828-652-2144
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Hike, View, Admire

We were in the area for the weekend and stopped here on the way home. It was a cool brisk 34 degree... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jefferson, Georgia
Upper Creek Falls, skinny dipping

We were at Linville gorge doing some rock climbing and after a good day of climbing decided to go... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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This area, which offers hiking, camping, birdwatching and wildlife, was named for William Linville who was killed here by Indians in the 1700s.
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  • Average2%
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“gravel lot” (3 reviews)
“moderate walk” (3 reviews)
Old NC Hwy 105, Linville, NC
+1 828-652-2144
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in the area for the weekend and stopped here on the way home. It was a cool brisk 34 degree morning. The hike to the overlook is a good workout but fairly easy even for my 61 year old hubby. The view from...More

Thank kuntrykruisers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were at Linville gorge doing some rock climbing and after a good day of climbing decided to go check out Upper creek falls for some skinny dipping on our drive out. We had heard that it was a good nude use area due to...More

Thank naturistcouple1234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice stop after visiting Grandfather Mountain and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Hiking to various observation points for the fall is a moderate walk.

Thank Newsbear
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The USDA/Forestry service maintains this place and it 's a short hike for some really good views of the falls and gorge. There were a couple of handicap folks that made it most of the way by wheel chair. Those walking with assistance of crutches...More

Thank C O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are different trails for different views and levels of ability. The trail to the right is wide and easy to the first viewing area, if you go further it is harder and steeper, but well worth the views.

Thank pjfine
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went today and hiked the Erwin's View trail. At first we showed up at the smaller ranger station type place with a gravel parking lot and basic bathrooms. I knew this had to be the wrong place and found out we were about 10...More

Thank Jamie G
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We stopped at the visitor's center and started off bearing to the right and going to the outlook points. Pretty yes, but a bit boring and crowded. On the way back we realized we could actually get down to the gorge by bearing left at...More

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Great countryside highly recommend cycling on the blue ridge parkway. The local people are welcoming and avid to talk to visitors.

Thank Henry L
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We've traveled and hiked the Smokies and Blue Ridge for the past 3 years and after a few dozen stunning mountain views, they all start to look the same ... until Linville Gorge. It's just indescribable. There is nothing like seeing the Gorge for the...More

Thank Tara S
Reviewed 18 August 2017

On the way to somewhere else we stopped over and viewed some of this area. Very nice, mostly forest and some waterfalls.

Thank Elise N
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Response from Dchaney17 | Reviewed this property |
Not that I know of😊
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Response from scubamike911 | Reviewed this property |
This are is free to use for hiking or camping. If you camp on the weekends may to oct you need to get a camping permit. The camping permit can be pick up at the visitor center near linville falls which go fast. These are... More