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Linville Gorge Wilderness Area

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Address: , Linville, NC
Phone Number: 828-652-2144
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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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Beautiful Falls

We decided to go here because it was overcast at Grandfather Mountain. This turned out to be a great idea. The directions on the website were not correct, but once we arrived at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Wisconsin
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We decided to go here because it was overcast at Grandfather Mountain. This turned out to be a great idea. The directions on the website were not correct, but once we arrived at the campsite there was a sign telling us how to get to the falls and gorge. We hiked the moderate trail, which at times was tiring, but... More 

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It was a nice trek up the mountain before we saw the Linville Gorge. At the end of the trail we had to climb some stairs to see the beauty of this gorge. Down at the bottom we could see some tourists taking pictures of this gorge as well. It was a good exercise for us and aworthwhile endeavor!

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Boyne Falls, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Nice falls, many different viewing areas. This took a couple of hours to get to the top and back, but was worth it.

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Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

For those who love the outdoors and easy-to-moderate hikes, this is the place for you! I'm no expert hiker; however, I was able to navigate all but one trail without much difficulty. The views of the falls and gorges are stunning and well worth the effort in getting there. One particular view was breath-taking; unfortunately, I cannot recall the name... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

There are about 4 or so overlooks on different views of the different falls. The trail starts out on a bit of a significant slope going downward. All of the trails to the different overlooks are under or near a half of a mile and are all one way, so even though it may say .4 mile to one overlook,... More 

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Washington, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The hike to the Falls is not that difficult, we took our two year old all the way with us along with a 7 and 9 year old. Ride to Wiseman's View takes a little time but the extraordinary view of the Gorge is worth it.

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Crossnore, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Nice Hike. Great for all ages. Beautiful views. I live in the area during the summer and enjoy walking here often. Great place to show traveling friends the natural beauty of this area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We loved the falls basin. It's a great swimming hole with stunning views. I was suprised at little current there was. I kids swam easily to across. It gets deep on the far wall. The trail in is steep but managable. We did it with small kids without a problem.

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Butler, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A Beautiful natural Gorge in North Carolina off the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Appalachian Trail. The trail is fairly easy and a wonder to see. It is a perfect place to picnic with friends!

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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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