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“Hike in and up for beautiful waterfall overlooks” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Linville Gorge Wilderness Area

Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Linville
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Owner description: This area, which offers hiking, camping, birdwatching and wildlife, was named for William Linville who was killed here by Indians in the 1700s.
Rochester, New York
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169 reviews
58 attraction reviews
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“Hike in and up for beautiful waterfall overlooks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

This was a great stop along the Blue Ridge Parkway. You can't tell from the front office what you'll be seeing. Skip the short "easy" 1/3 mile loop and go for the moderate "Erwin's Trail" walk though you can see a waterfall from it if that's all you have time for. Erwin's is mostly a flat trail with an uphill climb - not rocky - but to reach the overlooks you may be climbing stairs or walking over rocks and roots a bit. Well worth it - you'll have amazing views from different angles - including well above - of beautiful waterfalls.

Visited July 2014
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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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“Beautiful Mountains”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

This place is great for outdoor adventures with all the walking trails but the views keep you interested. This is worth a trip. Lovely area to picnic in. Also it is near a lot of other amazing sights too. Like Grandfather Mountain, Linville Falls, Linville Caverns, and some of the highest ranges on the Blue Ridge Parkway. So lots to do in the area.

Visited October 2013
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“SNEAKERS please don't wear flip flops”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Beautiful place but please don't wear flip flops or sandals , lots of walking and some very uneven areas and there are snakes so advice is not to be worried about being fashionable especially the kids. Saw someone kid gash the foot open because of flip flops , and had a long walk back to the car in pain.

Visited June 2014
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Miami, Florida
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“WOW”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

Beautiful !!! I had an amazing experience and loved the hike . Well worth the .4 hike uphill. Got a great workout.

Visited June 2014
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St. Augustine
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“Beautiful hike and views!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

We recently visited Linville Falls and were pleasantly surprised by the grandeur and beauty of this place. The trails were well marked and accessible/enjoyable to even our 6 year old. Erwin's View and whichever one was around that same area were breathtaking! We packed a picnic and had a blast. You could easily spend your whole day there hiking and sight-seeing.

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