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Linville Gorge Wilderness Area

Linville, NC
828-652-2144
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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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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Linville Falls and Gorge is another great place for a moderate hike in a slightly improved natural area. The park is undergoing several improvement projects and the information cabin is not open. However, the views of the gorge from Erwin's View are amazing.

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Rochester, New York
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106 reviews 106 reviews
34 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 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... More

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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 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... More

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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86 reviews 86 reviews
41 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 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.

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

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

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St. Augustine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

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... More

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Lexington, South Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We have visited Linville Falls several times. It is a beautiful, wild place with a magnificent waterfall. It is mesmerizing to see the force of the water shoot through a twist in the rocks and drop out the other side. If you are up for a strenuous hike, go all the way to the bottom-not the bottom of the steps,... More

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Union, Kentucky
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

If you like hiking with spectacular views, this is a good place to visit. Fall colors were also astounding.

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Dearborn, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had visited Linville Caverns and hadn't planned on any additional stops. However, our guide at the caverns suggested seeing the Falls. It was a nice hike and the falls were fun to see. We didn't realize that you could continue hiking to different (higher) lookouts of the fall and gorge. Each higher stop presented a more spectacular view. We... More

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Clayton, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

4 adults and 8 kids ranging from 16 to 6 took the trail down to the Babel Tower rock formation. Took us about an hour to get there. The views down into the gorge and the river were awesome! The kids spent a good 45 minutes playing and climbing the unique rock formations. The hike was a challenge but the... More

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