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Linville Gorge

Gingercake Road, Linville Falls, NC 28647
828 652 2144
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Geologic Formations
108 visitor photos
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Southern Pines, North Carolina, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Spectacular, hiking to the bottom of the gorge was amazing. The waterfall is beautiful, a great spot to just sit and admire

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was one of our favorite things we did while in Boone. No matter what trail you take, the views are beyond words. The hikes were very family friendly and scenic. We packed a picnic and ate at the picnic tables by where we parked. I would love to go back. Definitely a must see.

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

We have hiked the falls before but previously took the easier route. My teenage sons wanted to take the difficult route this time. It was wonderful. It's about 1/2 mile down the the river and over to the waterfall itself. A 1/4 of the hike was easy but the rest was strenuous but not impossible. We saw all types of... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We took the trail that leads you to the bottom of the falls. This was a nice hike to get to the falls and the falls were worth the short hike. Next time I get back to the area I would like to find some other trails around the gorge to hike. Oh yeah it was also nice that this... More

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Charleston, West Virginia
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178 reviews 178 reviews
71 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The various trails lead to great views. The hike is enjoyable, not too difficult, dogs welcome. The parking lot is near the river which is just a few feet to access. The trails are easy to follow, the gift shop/tour info provides trail maps and local info. We enjoyed the trees, shrubs, falls, sounds, and the walk. We highly recommend... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a very popular attraction which can get crowded, but the trails were great. There are easy, moderate, and difficult hiking options and you can do one or all of them easily in an afternoon. The moderate trails had some decent uphill stretches that had us breaking a sweat, but everyone managed fine. The views of the waterfalls were... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The hike to the Chimney View is categorized as Easy to Moderate, 0.7 miles through old growth forest to the, for a total 1.4 mile roundtrip. The "easy" part of the hike was probably the first couple of hundred yards beyond the visitor center. The trail very quickly got steeper and steeper with long uphill and downhill sections over rocks... More

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Linville Falls-Erwin's View Trail We recently moved to the area, and the good news is that Linville Falls is only a short trip away. The bad news is that I've still yet to capture a spectacular photo. We tried during the fall last year (October) and the foliage was already off the majority of the trees. We just visited again... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Great place to hike, have a picnic, or just relax and enjoy the view. Trails are moderate to easy and well worth the trip.

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Jacksonville, FL
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We were on our way to Grandfather mountain, but the mountain had closed the bridge because it was snowing and had iced over. We had driven a good ways and didn't want to drive all the way back home without seeing something. So we went to Linville Falls about 15-20 minute drive from Grandfather Mountain. While it snowed the whole... More

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