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Linville Gorge

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Address: Gingercake Road, Linville Falls, NC 28647
Phone Number: 828 652 2144
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So pretty!

My husband and I hiked to the falls....it was kind of a long walk- but worth it, because its so pretty!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
Aleah L
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My husband and I hiked to the falls....it was kind of a long walk- but worth it, because its so pretty!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The Linville Falls Visitor Center is easily accessible off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Boone/Blowing Rock/Banner Elk, NC. I've visited the area many times, but had never been to Linville Falls. We had a group of friends (12 adults and 12 children ages 4-13) that were staying in Blowing Rock for the weekend and we decided to take a day... More 

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DeBary, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

What an amazing view!! My wife, myself and our two boys (11 & 14) made it to the park. It was about a half-mile hike to the beginning of the falls and another half-mile hike to a high over-look but the view was well worth it. The beginning of the falls is a large natural rock plateau with a winding... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Growing up we always visited the gorge and falls. And as I got older and went to school in banner Elk, I made it a place to hike and camp. One of the hidden gems in NC and oldest mountain range systems in the world. The Liville Gorge has something for everyone...beginner trails to the Falls and more advanced trails... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The easy and short hike to the Linville Falls from the Visitor Center comes with a big payoff. Each of the 3 viewing areas (the furthest being just over 1/2 mile from the parking area) give magnificent views of this gorgeous ravine with the majestic falls at the head. Make a nice loop from Rte. 40 up NC 221/226, down... More 

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Toccoa, Georgia
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This gorge is a must see. The topography blended with the water makes a fabulous picturesque photo shoot. The path is well maintained. The rangers were also nice with a nice gift shop. Good access and parking.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Took a detour and then after riding down blue ridge parkway was easy to find then.Less that 1/3 mile walk to the first view point and about a mile to see all 3 view points.Some steps to walk and some steep paths to traverse.All in all very nice and photogenic area.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

These falls are beautiful. It was crowded the day we went, it was the last of the waterfalls we were visiting for our trip. I was so sore from hiking the previous days that I could not make it down the stone steps to get the best view. The views we did get to were beautiful and well worth the... More 

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Schoorl, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Enjoyed a family hike to visit the falls. Have been here before also in the winter, which is strongly recommended to see with icicles hanging!

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Versailles, Kentucky
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

A beautiful place for a short hike with a unique waterfall. The only negative for me was it was crowded. But, I should expect that at such a beautiful place in October.

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