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Linville Gorge Wilderness Area

Linville, NC
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Ranked #2 of 10 attractions in Linville
Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Camping, Hiking, Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
Description: 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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Lenoir, North Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Beautiful hike, free and gets you out and moving. Couldn't be much better than that! I loved the beautiful views here!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

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.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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86 reviews 86 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

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

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St. Louis, MO
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110 reviews 110 reviews
58 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

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!

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Apex, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

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.

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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The climb to the upper falls is not for the faint at heart, but upon getting there it is first rate.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

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

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Rich Square, North Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

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.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

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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