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Linville Gorge Wilderness Area

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Address: Linville, NC
Phone Number: 828-652-2144
Activities: Camping, Hiking, Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
Description: This area, which offers hiking, camping, birdwatching and wildlife, was...
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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AMAZING! More beautiful than we could have imagined

Linville Gorge and Falls is THE BEST thing we saw on our Asheville trip. The hike is manageable and easy. And the views are breathtaking. Be sure to take the quick hike behind... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Winter Park, Florida
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Winter Park, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Linville Gorge and Falls is THE BEST thing we saw on our Asheville trip. The hike is manageable and easy. And the views are breathtaking. Be sure to take the quick hike behind the falls. This was possibly my favorite part! We went on a cool Spring weekday, and there were few people there. We also opted to take a... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The views are spectacular. The hiking is excellent with a multiple of trails for both the beginner and intermediate. I believe there are trails for advanced hikers. You can hike down to the river and get a great view of the falls. The many short hikes give you multiple views of the gorge and falls. Nice visitor center

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Freetown, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

It had poured for days, the trails were really wet and muddy, however, we still had a blast! I took a lot of great photos too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Great couple of hours hiking the area around the falls. You can do a short hike to upper falls or continue on to the other lookouts. Should be on your list.

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Deltona, Florida
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93 reviews 93 reviews
35 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

A well deserved stop along the Bluerigde to strech your legs. A short walk to the falls and pond, all with great views. If you have the time you may consider a "Blanket Lunch". Just put the blanket on the ground and chow down. If you go and have young children, keep them close to you and just advise them... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

If you are on the Parkway, or in Boone, or visiting the Blowing Rock attraction, it is worth it to stop in the city of Blowing Rock. First of all they have a municipal parking lot behind (or one street over) from the main street and city park. The park has bathrooms and lots of playground equipment for the kids,... More 

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Middleburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We really like hiking in the mountains , would recommend this to anyone. Plan a day of it going in to the mountain

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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Nice short hike with wonderful views. Wasn't very strenuous and we were rewarded with huge vista views!

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Atlanta
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My husband, sister, and I got on the Babel Tower Trail in the Linville Gorge Wilderness area. It was our intent to hike this trail and come out on the Pine Gap Trail. About 3/4 of the way through this extremely rough terrain (it is NOT a maintained trail), the 11-month-old puppy that was with us and walking "point" ran... More 

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Lewisville, North Carolina
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152 reviews 152 reviews
67 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Of all the places in NC to hike, the Linville Gorge Wilderness area has no equal. Used to train rangers without the aid of blazed trails, etc., you really need to be 'on your game' if you're going to take on some of these trails. The views from some of the overlooks however are amazing. Others that wind down into... More 

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