Beautiful hike, free and gets you out and moving. Couldn't be much better than that! I loved the beautiful views here!
Great walk. Moderate terrain. We had a group of 8. Ages ranging from 9 years old - 50 years old. We all kept up pretty well with each other. The views of the falls are AMAZING. So pretty. It looked like there are bathroom facilities but they were boarded up, I'm guessing because I visited during the winter months.
Not for the non-experienced outdoorsman, but when you have earned you hiking badge and spent a minor fortune at REI this the place on earth where you experience the definitions of breath taking views and burn memories in you mind that you will take to your grave. Your first experience of Brown Mountain lights from within the gorge, sunrise on... More
My partner and I stopped by Linville Falls National Park as one of our hikes along the Blue Ridge Parkway while staying in Asheville, NC. I can say I am glad we did because it was one of our favorite hikes we did in the area. When we were there, it was during the government shut down - so the... More
My husband and I spent about 2.5 hours hiking the trails with our 11 year old son. We took our time to not get worn out and enjoyed the views at each trail. Definitely worth the trip! We went mid October and the weather was great!
The upper trails are the most accessible trails and provide multiple views of the falls. Our favorite stop was "Erwin's View" which was, of course, the highest elevation. Though it was the hardest to get to (all trails are listed as moderate), the view made it worthwhile.
We recently visited LInville Gorge. Two families with kids aging from 4-10 did the hike with no problem. In fact, we did the easy route and the kids were bored. We sat down and ate our picnic lunch and then took the difficult trail and had a wonderful time. The kids were amazed and we had to keep telling them... More
The falls are free to enjoy, but they encourage donations. The hike is fun, but challenging. The moderate route is about 1/2 mile. They have improved the route, but the last bit is rugged. Worth the walk if you pace yourself. The difficult route is about twice as long. Decent view, but really wasn't worth the effort for me.
Quick and relatively easy hike - even for kids. We did not do the gorge hike as it was well marked as red and likely very difficult for kids of a certain age. Beautiful views and round trip at a very moderate pace, it took us about an hour.
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