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Linville Gorge Wilderness Area

Old NC Hwy 105, Linville, NC
+1 828-652-2144
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Beautiful waterfalls!

This is an easy hike and a great rewarding view of the falls, Linville falls are truly beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jedediah S
short trip to see the whole big mountain

we were not looking for a hike or something to d oat all we just happened to see this trail a went... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
moshe g
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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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  • Average2%
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“upper falls” (7 reviews)
“gravel lot” (3 reviews)
“moderate walk” (3 reviews)
Old NC Hwy 105, Linville, NC
Old NC Hwy 105, Linville, NC
+1 828-652-2144
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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
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

Thank kuntrykruisers
Reviewed 9 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

1  Thank naturistcouple1234
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
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
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
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We went today and hiked the Erwin's View trail. At first we showed up at the smaller ranger station type place with a gravel parking lot and basic bathrooms. I knew this had to be the wrong place and found out we were about 10...More

Thank Jamie G
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We stopped at the visitor's center and started off bearing to the right and going to the outlook points. Pretty yes, but a bit boring and crowded. On the way back we realized we could actually get down to the gorge by bearing left at...More

Thank Stephanie S
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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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Response from Sandra A | Reviewed this property |
No charge, free. Camping or extensive exploration for days require registry and permit.