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Address: Gingercake Road, Linville Falls, NC 28647
Phone Number: 828 652 2144
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Beautiful hike

We did 2 or 3 overlooks and then all the way down to the bottom of the big falls and it was so worth it. It was a little far and strenuous in places but having lunch watching... read more

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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We did 2 or 3 overlooks and then all the way down to the bottom of the big falls and it was so worth it. It was a little far and strenuous in places but having lunch watching those falls with your feet in the chilly water made it worthwhile. Give yourself half a day at least if you want... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Did the trail down to the bottom where the fall spills into. First half is easy, second half gets tricky. We'll worth it though. I've seen people in the water buts it's chilly. Beautiful area to picnic or just relax

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Thank Eric J
Yorktown, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Several trails leading to several different views of the falls. A little demanding on our youngest and me, recovering from previous ankle injury, but we managed to get to all of the views. Bring your camera, too awesome for a smart phone camera to do it justice.

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Thank Hilbornc757
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took kids for a short hike to see falls. Kids loved it but you got to be ready to carry the a 3 year old. Only draw back was were there in July and it was rather crowded. Been there other times of the year where crowds were not as bad and enjoyed it more.

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Thank Rich C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place to stop and stretch. Convenient parking and easy to hike trails down to the falls. The trail is shaded well and temp was mild there for middle of the summer. There is no access to water and climbing fence is prohibited.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Turn off the parkway to linville falls exit go about a mile and right before you get to the bridge crossing the linville river there is a turnoff to the left. Park on the right side of the parking lot and you can walk down literally to the edge of the river, Perfect spot to relax in lawn chairs or... More 

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Long walk to get to overlook which is majestic but if you are looking to get close to the falls this is not the place for you. They had to close off trails due to too much human traffic breaking earth down so in the end you cannot get close. If you are up for a lengthy hike this is... More 

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Thank Rob D
Burlington ma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time , very nice easy hike to see falls from various points. For those that may be advanced in age may be too strenuous ..

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by the falls with our little dog. Trail was pretty crowded in July. The shade made the walk a little cooler. The walk is 0.4 miles from the parking lot to the main falls area. On the way there it is downhill the whole way. The path is compacted dirt and some gravel/rocks. The last part before the... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super trails and waterfalls, several excellent overlooks of the gorge from both sides; Wiseman's View is a awesome!

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