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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, Outdoors
Activities: Camping, Hiking, Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
Owner description: This area, which offers hiking, camping, birdwatching and wildlife, was named for William Linville...
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Activities: Camping, Hiking, Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
Owner 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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

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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Deltona, Florida
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35 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

A well deserved stop along the Bluerigde to strech your legs. A short walk to the falls and pond, all with great views. If you have the time you may consider a "Blanket Lunch". Just put the blanket on the ground and chow down. If you go and have young children, keep them close to you and just advise them... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

If you are on the Parkway, or in Boone, or visiting the Blowing Rock attraction, it is worth it to stop in the city of Blowing Rock. First of all they have a municipal parking lot behind (or one street over) from the main street and city park. The park has bathrooms and lots of playground equipment for the kids,... More 

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Middleburg, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We really like hiking in the mountains , would recommend this to anyone. Plan a day of it going in to the mountain

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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Nice short hike with wonderful views. Wasn't very strenuous and we were rewarded with huge vista views!

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Atlanta
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My husband, sister, and I got on the Babel Tower Trail in the Linville Gorge Wilderness area. It was our intent to hike this trail and come out on the Pine Gap Trail. About 3/4 of the way through this extremely rough terrain (it is NOT a maintained trail), the 11-month-old puppy that was with us and walking "point" ran... More 

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Lewisville, North Carolina
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59 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Of all the places in NC to hike, the Linville Gorge Wilderness area has no equal. Used to train rangers without the aid of blazed trails, etc., you really need to be 'on your game' if you're going to take on some of these trails. The views from some of the overlooks however are amazing. Others that wind down into... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We walked the trail down to the falls and it was a spectacular view. Workers were busily repairing damage from the massive amounts of rainfall and told us about what had happened. But they were just doing their job and didn't interfere with the visitors at all. We had no idea so much damage could be done by water and... More 

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greenville
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This is one of those places that make you think " Why on earth did I pay for XXXX for whatever attraction if this is free". This place is beautiful. We had just spent our 1st weekend on Linville, Blowing Rock area and had visited Grandfather Mountain, Blowing Rock the town and the Attraction and Boone. On our way back... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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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