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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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Atlanta, Georgia
13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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

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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
48 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Rochester, New York
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112 reviews 112 reviews
36 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
41 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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