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Linville Gorge Wilderness Area

Old NC Hwy 105, Linville, NC
+1 828-652-2144
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A Family Favorite

We call this area Linville Falls. Our family and friends have been here many times. It's an easy... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Actiongram1
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Strenuous Climb Uphill but Worth the Effort

I've been going here since I was in college at App State. Nice wide trail leads to the Lower Falls... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bunky1998
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Coastal NC
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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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  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
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“upper falls” (7 reviews)
“gravel lot” (3 reviews)
“moderate walk” (3 reviews)
LOCATION
Old NC Hwy 105, Linville, NC
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+1 828-652-2144
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"upper falls"
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"gravel lot"
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"moderate walk"
in 3 reviews
"great place for a hike"
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"beautiful hike"
in 5 reviews
"erwin's view"
in 6 reviews
"easy hike"
in 7 reviews
"gravel road"
in 5 reviews
"great hiking trails"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 6 reviews
"viewing area"
in 4 reviews
"some great photos"
in 2 reviews
"day hiking"
in 2 reviews
"the blue ridge parkway"
in 9 reviews
"long drop"
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"short hike"
in 5 reviews
"rock climbing"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We call this area Linville Falls. Our family and friends have been here many times. It's an easy walk up to the falls. There are overlooks as you walk to the top. This is called the upper falls. The scenery is just beautiful. There's also...More

Thank Actiongram1
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I've been going here since I was in college at App State. Nice wide trail leads to the Lower Falls with plenty of area to walk around, take pictures, breakdance or whatever. Please be aware that the trail to the Upper Overlooks are steep, filled...More

Thank Bunky1998
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the main highway you have to either drive (4 WD recommended), cycle or walk (not recommended because of distance). Once you get to the high viewing spots you will be astounded, as we were, by the silence and beauty of the gorge and river...More

Thank Art C
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Loved this area. Ive hiked / walked to several different vantage points and was not disappointed with any of them.

1  Thank kimmieQ75
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed walking to visit the falls. The walk was easy for our 6 year old. The falls are breathtaking.

Thank Beltz12
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

As always, the views of Linville Falls are spectacular. However, we were extremely disappointed that the government has failed in maintaining the beauty & basic care for the place. It's been 3 years since our last visit and we were highly surprised/disappointed that the bathroom...More

2  Thank LovingNC19
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

We visited in March for Spring Break. Hike to the falls and gorge was not very difficult. The area was well maintained and there were several different views of the falls. Great place for families and children.

2  Thank blong8161
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

The Linville Gorge is one of the most unspoiled areas of the NC mountains with uninterrupted vistas as far as you can see across heavily forested lands. Multiple levels of trails take you to waterfalls and lookout points.

1  Thank gatortunor
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Short walk from the parking lot to either the Upper or Lower Falls. It is worth the walk to view from both perspectives.

Thank Steve P
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

This is an easy hike and a great rewarding view of the falls, Linville falls are truly beautiful and it is close to the blue ridge parkway

1  Thank Jedediah S
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theseaforus
21 August 2017|
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I would go to Lake James State Park to Paddy's Creek. You can rent a kayak for $5 per hr (2man) or just sit on the beach. Its safe and fun. The kids can bring noodles or a float. Its a lake and the water is brackish. Or you... More
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Cathi M
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Kelly J
14 October 2015|
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Response from Sandra A | Reviewed this property |
No charge, free. Camping or extensive exploration for days require registry and permit.
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