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Linville Gorge Wilderness Area

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Address: Linville, NC
Phone Number: 828-652-2144
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Camping, Hiking, 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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"AN AMAZING ADVENTURE,IF YOU GO PREPARED"

I have lived near this area most of my life and have visited many times. Each time is different no matter what the season, it is always amazing. The gorge itself is a wilderness... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Newland, North Carolina
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Newland, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I have lived near this area most of my life and have visited many times. Each time is different no matter what the season, it is always amazing. The gorge itself is a wilderness so you must be careful if you hike there. It is a good idea to take along a partner, because it is a treacherous place. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Great views. Hiking trails for every level of experience. We took our kids (ages 5 and 12), and they loved it.

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Indialantic, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is a great place to hike to various view points of the falls very clear place in most spots and see nature at its best!

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Be prepared for a long, slow drive along a rough gravel road to Wiseman Lookout for one of the most magnificent views around. You may want to consider an all-wheel drive vehicle, but you can do it in a regular sedan if you are careful not to bottom out on some of the ruts in the road. Bring your own... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The fairly level path along the river to the falls is an easy leisurely walk with some beautiful places to enjoy the double falls and skip stones across the water. If adventuresome a more steep hike up The mountainside will reward with a more Birdseye view of the falls and gorge. There are benches to rest along the way. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This was a very beautiful place for us to visit. We went on a rainy/foggy day so we did not see all the views but from what we could make out it was amazing. If the weather had cooperated we would have spent more time on the trails... only did a couple miles. Also, another plus for us was that... More 

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Winter Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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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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Address: Address: Linville, NC
Phone Number: 828-652-2144
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Linville

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