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Terrific place to go and experience nature at its finest.-- the trails around the falls were easy... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2018
Columbia, South Carolina
Easy waterfall hike...

All the waterfall hikes are fairly easy and each waterfall stop is breathe taking. There is no... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2018
Buford, Georgia
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Gingercake Road, Linville Falls, NC 28647
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

Terrific place to go and experience nature at its finest.-- the trails around the falls were easy to walk and the views were simply wonderful. great for photo ops as the images and views are stunning. well maintained. Two parking areas- one paved in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

All the waterfall hikes are fairly easy and each waterfall stop is breathe taking. There is no entrance fee. The fall is amazing as all the leaves are turning! Good for families.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

Our group was between 70 and 92, so many of the trails were out of our range, but the scenery was beautiful!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Emily W
Reviewed October 11, 2018

My wife, myself, and our two girls (5 & 7) visited the other day and absolutely loved it. The park is very well maintained. They have an excellent map at the visitor center that shows you each of the different trails, their difficulty level, and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Erickrauskopf
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

We hiked all the trails at Linville Falls which showed us different views of the waterfall. This waterfall is workbench the hike and was so amazing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dbeckerpla
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Driving from Asheville to Blowing Rock NC on the Blue Ridge Parkway, we found this wonderful stop at the Linville Falls. Only had time for the shortest trail (0.3 miles) but it was a beautiful forest trail and a lovely water fall at the end....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Eileen M
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Almost a 1/2 mile hike to a really neat waterfall. it was worth the effort! I'm 67 and had no problem with the walk - needed to stop once on the uphill return.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Johnny B
Reviewed August 4, 2018

We made the short hike to Linville Falls while we were enjoying a day on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Very good series of waterfalls at the end of the easy 30 minute hike. We did get caught by a rainshower while still on the trail,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 3, 2018

My husband and I wanted to see these falls during our drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway. We parked our car and started our walk. To the first stop, it is only about 0.4 miles. It had rained a lot prior to our attendance so...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Holly5_12
Reviewed July 31, 2018

I wasn't sure I would be up to the hike to the three Linville Falls viewing areas, but the hike is not THAT strenuous and is certainly worth the trip on each and every location. The falls are incredibly beautiful and the sound of rushing...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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July 6, 2018|
Response from Kevin B | Reviewed this property |
It is not a hard hike at all. From the parkway parking lot to the Upper Falls is fairly easy. I have seen people all ages shapes and sizes go to the upper View. The Erwin view in the chimney if you are all uphill from the... More
June 26, 2018|
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Response from S1828AIjaneth | Reviewed this property |
Lots if dogs. Can’t remember if leashes were required
August 22, 2017|
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Response from CaptJeffL | Reviewed this property |
I saw a few people using the baby carriages with the large wheels for off pavement touring. The trail is not too rough, but it's not paved or perfect for a stroller. If by 'carrier' you mean the slings or papoose totes I've... More
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Lugoff, SC
Hiking and Camping (6 Replies)
I tried posting this, so I hope it doesn't show two. We are looking to take a weekend camping trip coming up. We usually go to Linville Gorge but are looking for someplace new. Just want a safe campsite, able to make camp fires, nice hiking routes and beautiful scenery. We live in SC but will travel in any direction within 3 hours of Rock Hill. Thanks for any help!
August 28, 2009|
Response fromjaded24fan|
Do you want a campground or primitive camping. I would try the Pisgah National Forest around Brevard. There are some great primitive sites off highway 215. They are right on a creek. Very pretty and good hiking.
Transport to Linville?? (3 Replies)
Hi, I am wanting to know how I go about getting to Linville Gorge from Jacksonville. I am from Australia and coming over for a course in Jacksonville, then need to go to Linville to West Peidmont Community College the next day if possible. Any local knowledge would be great. Cheers
August 16, 2009|
Response frombud41|
They are on opposite sides of the state- 7 to 8 ours drive apart. You will need to rent a car- there is no public transport between the two. Best wishes.
Philly, PA
Drive from Huntersville to Asheville - Blue Ridge Parkway (6 Replies)
We'll be driving from Huntersville to Asheville on a Sunday in late April. Would like to see a few scenic points on the Blue Ridge Parkway. What's the best route? We don't want to drive too scary of roads, but maybe hit some lookout points and/or visitor centers. Looking at some maps and info on the parks I found: Huntersville to Rt 40 to 181 to the Linville Gorge, then down the BRP, loop east on 226 (or west on 226A? how long does this take?) back to 40 on to Asheville. Thoughts on...More
March 21, 2014|
Response frommangonboat|
The route you describe is about 4.5 hours of driving, no stops. You will want to stop at Linville Gorge, Little Switzerland. The Inn at Little Switzerland is a great place for a snack with a view. If you continue south on the BRP beyond NC 226, you can visit Mt. Mitchell then backtrack to NC Hwy 80 south to US Hwy 70 just west of Marion, then follow 70 west until it runs into I-40 . That will add about 45 minutes of driving but worth it if you have the time. NC 181 and NC 80 are quite curvy...More