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Linville Gorge Wilderness Area

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Address: Linville, NC
Phone Number: +1 828-652-2144

This area, which offers hiking, camping, birdwatching and wildlife, was...

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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Beautiful views..

Be prepare to walk. Some areas are pretty steep but it's worth it if you can make the hike. There is a dirt and gravel road up to the very top of the mountain, kinda rough in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Stephanie C
Kissimmee, Florida
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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Be prepare to walk. Some areas are pretty steep but it's worth it if you can make the hike. There is a dirt and gravel road up to the very top of the mountain, kinda rough in spots and would not recommend using a little car that is low to the ground to get to the top. The view from... More 

Thank Stephanie C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We enjoyed a quick hike to Linville Falls after our visit to Grandfather Mountain. Pretty little falls....a bit crowded down at the falls.

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Belleville, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

There are 3 "climbs" - easy, medium and difficult. Everyone said to take the difficult climb - it was worth it. Only if you are a mule. It was extremely difficult - up the mountain, over large roots and rocks, etc. The view was beautiful but you better wear sturdy hiking boots.

Thank roadqueen1340
Benson, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We love this hike and the views from both the bottom of the gorge and from the Chimney and Erwins view overlook. One of our favorite hikes and views on that portion of the NC mountains.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We hiked about 3 miles and saw the gorge from many different views. I really enjoyed it. You can park in the lower parking lot which is paved or go about .3 miles and park in gravel lot. Great geology lesson. I read about it on internet while we were walking. You can eat at Famous Louises when you leave.... More 

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Gaffney, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

See my review of Linville Gorge for more details. This area is absolutely stunning, and well worth a day spent exploring the falls and surrounding woods. Don't miss it!

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Conestoga, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We stopped by to walk to the falls. I read you can take 3 different paths the falls. Easy, moderate or strenuous. I guess we didn't look at the routes very well and ended up taking the strenuous walk.. The path was not marked once you were on it or approached it. We just followed everyone else across the bridge.... More 

Thank Helen T
Hot Springs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Love this area of NC. ❤️ Hope it will forever be protected and preserved! Very little cell service. Most of the area is only accessible by foot travel. Be prepared with maps, compass, flashlight etc. as the area is a true wilderness area.

Thank Jill W
Myrtle Beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Drove to Linville Gorge, wow what a drive but, it was well worth it!! The gravel road at times was pretty bad, I didn't think I would make it, but I did, and it was absolutely amazing ! Such a beautiful view, I would probably do it again! But next time I hope I am driving a four-wheel-drive!

Thank LindaLu819
st pauls nc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

great walk ,wonderful view ,the falls are amazng worth the walk,be sure to carry water to drink ,very beautiful

Thank abcman33

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