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Linville Gorge

Gingercake Road, Linville Falls, NC 28647
+1 828-652-2144
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nice grounds; horrible facilities

We arrived on Saturday Nov 25, Thanksgiving weekend; maybe that was part of the problem. The... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
Amherst, New York
Amazing view of falls after a challenging hike

The trip to the gorge is the only viewing spot for the base of Linville Falls. The view, once... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
Houston, Texas
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Gingercake Road, Linville Falls, NC 28647
+1 828-652-2144

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Reviewed 2 December 2017

We arrived on Saturday Nov 25, Thanksgiving weekend; maybe that was part of the problem. The lot was full of cars, and there were MANY families, some with small children. A reasonable expectation is that there would be bathrooms. The bathrooms were in fact boarded...More

Thank rwetherhold
Reviewed 27 November 2017

The trip to the gorge is the only viewing spot for the base of Linville Falls. The view, once there is spectacular. The trip from the visitor center is 0.7 miles one way and the first part of the trip is very level and simple,...More

1  Thank cdhinhou
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Went here with my 12 year old daughter. When we went in we started by going rightalong the paths to view the waterfalls at different views. It weas beautiful and nice to see and easy walk regardless of the shape you are in. Then we...More

Thank diceccod
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Visited the gorge in November. The main road has pull-outs every 100 yards or so for camping, free of charge. We had no problems there but a ranger told me that it was not recommended that you leave your campsite unattended because there have been...More

Thank Jeff T
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

An amazing view within minutes off the parkway and a short hike to 3 different views of this scenic views of the falls! Also a short drive to the gorge! A must see and local restaurants close by and convenient local businesses!

Thank Jeffrey W
Reviewed 9 November 2017

a nice place to go to offseason especially. Quiet and peaceful with breathtaking views. Nice place to hike, have a picnic or just sit and listen to nature

Thank janer915
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This place is beautiful. Views are awesome. Don't miss it A place often missed is Wisemans View. The road up to Wisemans is a little rough, but well worth the trip

Thank Cassie T
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Linville gorge / falls is an awesome place to visit and connect with nature. In Oct / Nov when the leaves change color, this place is absolutely stunning. A well organized place, plenty of free parking space, no entrance fees, there are guides to ask...More

Thank valeriefernando
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Well worth the trip, amazing view. The hike in is about 15 min. Good for any age. You Can hike another 15 min to the back side of the gorge to see an incredible view from up high

Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We made it all the way to the bottom and got a close up of the Falls. Just beautiful! This hike was rated strenuous but we took our time and made it down and up. (the up was much easier) There was another hike that...More

Thank Cindy R
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22 August 2017|
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Response from CaptJeffL | Reviewed this property |
I saw a few people using the baby carriages with the large wheels for off pavement touring. The trail is not too rough, but it's not paved or perfect for a stroller. If by 'carrier' you mean the slings or papoose totes I've... More
David K
19 October 2016|
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Response from Karen K | Reviewed this property |
Skyline village allows pets. It is a little rustic, but nice.
Katherine S
30 March 2016|
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Response from Jeremy W | Reviewed this property |
Yup you definitely can but the hike down the plunge Basin is quite the challenge. It an awesome hike and definitely worth it but it's not some gentle walk down and definitely not back up.