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Linville Gorge Wilderness Area

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Address: Linville, NC
Phone Number: 828-652-2144
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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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Great place to go with the family as hiking is easy and sights are delightful

I live in Linville and this is my first choice to bring friends and family to have an easy 2 to 3 hour hike (be sure to bring a lunch) with fantastic views of the Linville water... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I live in Linville and this is my first choice to bring friends and family to have an easy 2 to 3 hour hike (be sure to bring a lunch) with fantastic views of the Linville water gorge before climbing to the mountain top.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is an awful lot to do here. On the West Side, at Wiseman's View overlook, you can see all the way into the Gorge to the actual Linville River, and almost down it to Lake James. At nights, you can sometimes see the mysterious "Brown Mountain Lights." Farther up the Gorge is the beautiful Linville Falls, pictured above. On... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Make sure you stop by this place. It is easy to get to - right off the Blue Ridge Parkway, about the 325 marker. Also, it is free ! The trails are wide and well maintained, so it is an easy walk to get to the falls. Go up the 2nd trail to get a better, higher yo view of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been here one time before but ended up getting here later than planned, so this time we were sure to come early. We started out hiking Plunge Basin which was a rocky hike. We enjoyed it, but we were prepared. It was great to be so close to the falls. Gorgeous site. We came back to the parking... More 

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Concord, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a hike for those that arent familiar however its a beautiful hike. The views are amazing and peaceful!

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The different trails to the 3 levels of the falls are moderate to strenuous. The trails are not level and are not made for small travelers. The views, however, are worth the trip.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Hiking excellent, both table rock and Hawks Mountain trails are awesome! Somewhat steep but so worth the burn with 360 degree vistas! Bald eagles sited, can see at least 50-75 miles. Seriously steep incline, not long hike, parking lot at trailhead, uncrowded!

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Burnsville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Just a great place to visit. Many beautiful backdrops for photos. Some areas more challenging for hiking, but very doable, since there are places to rest.

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Rockhampton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We hiked to the falls - an easy hike for a family with 2 teenage boys and a 9 year old. The falls are beautiful, and were really flowing during our visit in early April. A beautiful stop along the Blue Ridge Parkway

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Brighton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Beautiful short hike with INCREDIBLE scenery. Some rocky rough trail 300' from top so good shoes/boots should be worn!

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