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Linville Gorge Wilderness Area

Old NC Hwy 105, Linville, NC
+1 828-652-2144
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Stunning views, beautiful waterfalls

The Linville Gorge is one of the most unspoiled areas of the NC mountains with uninterrupted vistas... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
gatortunor
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Clemmons, North Carolina
Linville Falls

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Steve P
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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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“upper falls” (7 reviews)
“gravel lot” (3 reviews)
“moderate walk” (3 reviews)
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Old NC Hwy 105, Linville, NC
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"upper falls"
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"gravel lot"
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"moderate walk"
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"four wheel drive"
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"great place for a hike"
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"erwin's view"
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"gravel road"
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"easy hike"
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"favorite hikes"
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"great hiking trails"
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"viewing area"
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"long hike"
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"nice hike"
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"some great photos"
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"beautiful area"
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"the blue ridge parkway"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 14 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

Thank Jedediah S
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

we were not looking for a hike or something to d oat all we just happened to see this trail a went for it it is great you can see the gorge from all sides it is short and great

Thank moshe g
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

This is an great place for family and friends to go for short hikes to see different views of the waterfall! Try to go during the week because parking was scare then, and I can only imagine how bad it would be on the weekends.

Thank Elizabeth H
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 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

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

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
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

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
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

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
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theseaforus
20 August 2017|
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Response from Elise N | Reviewed this property |
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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