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Address: Gingercake Road, Linville Falls, NC 28647
Phone Number: 828 652 2144
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Another great natural wonder to visit while on Blue Ridge Parkway

My wife and I had been to the falls before but wanted to see it again on this trip. It is easy to access off the Parkway or there is another access from Hwy 221 for a different... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Baton Rouge,Louisiana
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Baton Rouge,Louisiana
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272 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I had been to the falls before but wanted to see it again on this trip. It is easy to access off the Parkway or there is another access from Hwy 221 for a different access and view. We chose to stay on the Parkway after going to Linville Winery just off Parkway on 221 (nice winery... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be sure to walk to all the different view points instead of just the first one! Have your camera ready for great photo opportinuties!

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Thank ritzglitz99
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome during the summer and enjoy the cold water at the base of the falls which includes quite the trek down and back up but definitely worth it Absolutely beautiful during the fall also

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Thank Jeremy W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We did all trails and the views were beautiful. Not rugged like grandfather mountain, fairly easy hikes. Nice clean trails. Great for families. Pet friendly.

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Leesburg, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We went as a family and even had a 5 year old. We took the moderate trail. Make sure to go to the Erwin view. We packed a picnic and found some rocks to sit on along the way. In rainy conditions it's extremely muddy so take good waterproof boots.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The waterfall is a short walk from the road and along a well groomed trail, making it very easy to access for the whole family and a great way to stretch one’s legs after a long drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Don’t miss it.

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Hilton Head
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Very nice hike to gorgeous gorge, falls and overlooks. Somewhat strenuous and some moist areas, so hiking boots help. OK for kids and dogs. Explanatory markers showing history of the place, wildlife, and geology were a plus. Nice places to stay and eat nearby, with a convenience store. Entrance to Blue Ridge Parkway is just up the road maybe a... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

This is a great hike to take with the family. The trails are so well groomed our 2.5 year old was able to do it. However, at the chimney view overlook there are some steeps stairs made out of stone which can be difficult. If you park at the parking lot where there is the trailhead, it's about .4 miles... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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681 reviews
149 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

We took the difficult trail called the gorge. It was indeed difficult. It is a short .5 miles but quite difficult terrain and very steep but the view was so worth it. There are some very steep stairs involved in this path. Thank you North Carolina for sharing such a beautiful waterfall with us.

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

My wife and I love water falls and this one did not disappoint! Nice little hike and you come up on the top of the falls first which is a little different. Several excellent vantage points further up the trail. Some great photo ops! Yes it can be a little busy but there is a very good reason, it is... More 

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