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Linville Gorge

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Address: Gingercake Road, Linville Falls, NC 28647
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+1 828-652-2144

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Easy hike, breathtaking views!

While we were here just for the hike to the beautiful waterfalls, this park offers many other things like bicycling, camping, fishing, horse back riding, picnicking, water... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Christine M
Jacksonville, Florida, Usa
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Jacksonville, Florida, Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

While we were here just for the hike to the beautiful waterfalls, this park offers many other things like bicycling, camping, fishing, horse back riding, picnicking, water activities among many other options. Compared to other hikes we've been on this was fairly short and easy to get to the waterfalls and well worth the minimal effort. Just breathtaking! The only... More 

Thank Christine M
Morganton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have 2 kids ages 6 and 11. We did these trails up to the gorge with no problem. Beautiful views await you at every stop along the way. We spent the whole day here and would definitely do it again.

Thank Atkirkley
Port Orange, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

The day we came here the Blue Ridge Pkwy was closed. The GPS sent us miles down a dirt road. We ended up at another shorter entrance to the falls. It was beautiful and we were so glad we came. Check out Louise's Famous restaurant within sight of the falls entrance. Excellent meals and homemade desserts!

Thank Djdan48
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Hiked to 3 diff views of the gorge. Cloudy day but made it nice for the hiking. Gorgeous views of water, rock and mountains. Didn't take long. Everything about 0.4 miles from each other. You can do all three locations in no time.

Thank Elizabeth S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This place was unbelievable the waterfalls were huge and so powerful, I couldn't believe the views and there were barely any people around within the whole mile+ park the walk is about a half mile but it is so worth it

Thank johnathan b
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Would definitely recommend this location for a look at nature closeup. Trails are well designated and designed for a variety of athletic levels. Absolutely breathtaking views.

Thank Christina P
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

If you are ever driving this part of the Blue Ridge Parkway, take time to see Linville Falls. The Visitor Center was closed when we went (off season), but the park is open whenever the BRP is open. There are a couple of overlooks. Be sure to go to the second one, Chimney Rock overlook, as it offers views for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This was a nice walk down to the falls, the leaves were beautiful I really enjoyed this trip! I would recommend good shoes, and a camera.

Thank lynn C
Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This is a must see destination when on the Blue Ridge parkway. It is one of the easier large falls to get to. The path to the lower falls viewing area can be very strenuous but the upper falls is fairly easy to get to.

Thank davea50501
Pearland, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

this was a great hike and breathtaking views. there were options for easy, moderate and difficult hikes. we went on the moderate and found it to be sometimes challenging but well worth the hike. there are three places to stop and make sure you do all three. bring water. go to the bathroom before you get there- the visitors center... More 

Thank Terry M

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