We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Linville, NC
Description:

This waterway travels through the Linville Gorge.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 21 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Beautiful river that created the "Grand Canyon of the East"

I have been in the Linville Gorge, the Linville River, Wiseman's View (West Side), and the following features on the East Side of the Gorge: Table Rock Mtn., The Chimneys, and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
wfdanieljr2011
,
Charlotte, North Carolina
Add Photo Write a Review

21 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 20: English reviews
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been in the Linville Gorge, the Linville River, Wiseman's View (West Side), and the following features on the East Side of the Gorge: Table Rock Mtn., The Chimneys, and the Mummy Buttress (climbing) ares. The Linville River is at the bottom of cliff systems that are 600 - 1,200 ft. high. There is a spectaculor waterfall just off... More 

Helpful?
Thank wfdanieljr2011
Concord, North Carolina
Level Contributor
40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very beautiful and the sound of flowing water is truly an amzing and relaxing feeling. Go enjoy the beauty of nature.

Helpful?
Thank dbc_4141
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
601 reviews
139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely place on earth to see and we loved it We sat watching the fish swim and the birds of prey float above us The banks are abundant with wild flowers and it's wonderful

Helpful?
Thank Droopydrawrs52
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Level Contributor
231 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We walked the trail from the carpark and meandered along the river. It was interesting looking out for wildlife and fish. Tracks are well maintained and it is easy to set the time you want to walk and then return. A pleasant activity even in the drizzly rain.

Helpful?
Thank Gill H
Level Contributor
85 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

We chose this area to picnic and let the children wade in the water. Everyone enjoyed the beauty of the river and surrounding scenery. Tables are provided and even the youngest can enjoy the water.

Helpful?
2 Thank jgteacher
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

it is an easy hike to the river point. spectacular NC views all over the place. will be great in spring and fall

Helpful?
Thank Rob K
Linville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Good for the whole family. An easy hike through the woods along the river with two options. Stop and admire the upper falls or continue to the lower falls for a somewhat longer hike.

Helpful?
1 Thank Ed W
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
622 reviews
521 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Our first destination when we arrived in Linville is to visit the Linville River. First we went to where the rapids were located as well as two waterfalls. The ground we were on was fabulous. Unique! The next day we decided to drive up the mountain on a steep pebbled roadway. From there anyone can go down to the river... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Robby G C
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

The kids 5-10yrs enjoyed the short hike to the falls and kept wanting to hike. Good trail. Great photo opportunities at the upper falls for group shots.

Helpful?
Thank Julie B
Palm Coast, Florida
Level Contributor
88 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Well worth the hike to see all of the sights. It was crowded in the parking lot but you had tons of space on the trails. Take a break and hike a bit.

Helpful?
Thank ReneBeneH

Travelers who viewed Linville River also viewed

 

Been to Linville River? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Linville River staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?