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Nice View

Almost a 1/2 mile hike to a really neat waterfall. it was worth the effort! I'm 67 and had no... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Johnny B
Statesville, North Carolina
Very cool series of waterfalls

We made the short hike to Linville Falls while we were enjoying a day on the Blue Ridge Parkway... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Perry G
Waxahachie, Texas
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Gingercake Road, Linville Falls, NC 28647
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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.

Thank Johnny B
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Perry G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Holly5_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank esh1227
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Different type of walk to see the waterfalls The green trail offer three different views. The chimney one is the best to overview all falls (walk 0.7 m, easy with some stairs). Other are also nice. With young children be careful as true protections are...More

2  Thank Marcello017
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

We did lots of hiking in the Linville Gorge- it’s beautiful, many well graded paths as well as more experienced bouldering type paths. The views and falls, the river were all worth it!!

Thank Kara C
Reviewed July 2, 2018

I first hiked into the gorge with my wife back in 1983, We had just been married 3 years and I was in the Navy. Young and tough. We had the entire month of October to travel and camp the Parkway. I had not been...More

2  Thank Kevin B
Reviewed June 28, 2018

Incredible view and a bathroom. Note that it is a good 20 minute drive down a very rough gravel/dirt road. We weren't sure we were going to make it in our non-4 wheel drive SUV and you really had to be careful to avoid bottoming...More

Thank syanosy
Reviewed June 25, 2018

As part of a trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway near mile marker 300, there are several wonderful stops to experience. Linville Gorge and Linville Falls is one of them. There are two sets of trails on either side of the Linville River. The hikes...More

Thank PAWMAW1983
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

The hiking is incredible, the views spectacular and the peaceful atmosphere unmatched. You could go over and over again and it would continue to take your breath away with its beauty.

Thank 2Fortunes
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Carolina C
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
Robert Z
June 26, 2018|
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Response from Janet H | 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