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Linville Falls Visitor Center

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Address: Rte. 1, milepost 316.4, Spruce Pine, NC
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+1 828-765-1045

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Nice walk in the woods

Nice walk on well maintained trail. Not a woodsy hike. Went on the main trail all the way to the end with all the lookouts and loved it. Nice view of waterfalls. Maybe 1.5 hrs.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Brandy P
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice walk on well maintained trail. Not a woodsy hike. Went on the main trail all the way to the end with all the lookouts and loved it. Nice view of waterfalls. Maybe 1.5 hrs.

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Quiet, relaxing, always see something different no matter what time of year you go. If you love waterfalls, you will love this! The hike up to the top is moderately hard so someone out of shape might have a hard time.

Thank Joyce M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We went hiking with the whole family including our young son. It wad really windy but the trails were wide and the upper falls were easy to get to for us.

Thank Phil H
Hopkins, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Location, parking, entrance and visitors center are all easy to find, well maintained if not new and easy to navigate. There are several different paths to take to three different locations. Each provides a different view of at least two separate falls. One gets you very close to a scenic set of falls that runs right by you. The other... More 

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Harrisburg, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

My family and I went to the Boone, NC area the week after Christmas and we went to see Linville Falls. There are two locations to park. One is paved (we did not park at that location). The other is a gravel parking lot. The gravel parking lot was very small and it took a few passes to get a... More 

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Del Mar, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We went here and the only Visitor Center open in November was the BRP Visitor Center Headquarters - none of the others along the parkway are open. All these people with photos of the trails and Linville Falls - they are not here but down the road a bit.

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Douglas, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We took the moderate path. There are 3 routes to choose. (Easy, moderate and hard) Everyone did fine, their are many benches and spots to sit on the way up or down and the entire hike back and forth was roughly 2 miles, I believe. The views are incredible!!!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

This is a scenic easy hike that's great to bring dogs or kids. Very quiet, an easy addition to other hikes off the Blue Ridge Parkway

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We visited late one afternoon with the intention of walking to the falls. The visitor centre is located about a mile off the Blue Ridge Parkway. The parking situation was total chaos, and by the time we had safely parked up we were already tired. We walked to the visitor centre made use of the facilities. The whole area was... More 

Thank LiciaW
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Love the hikes to the water falls ! But will tell you it's a HIKE straight uphill when you are going to see the fall from the bottoms and not the top. Have you walking /hiking boots on . And plenty of water in the summer , a very warm jacket in the fall/winter! The waterfalls are to die for... More 

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