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Gorges State Park

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Highway 281 South, 976 Grassy Ridge Rd, Sapphire, NC 28774
+1 828-966-9099
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Wonderful Park

Plenty to do from moderate to a little more in regards to hikes to waterfalls. Good picnic areas... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kwajkid007
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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Big Views, Terrific Interpretive Building, Great Hikes!

I went to the Gorges recently for a hike to see the falls. We first stopped to tour the park's main... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Craig A
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Ohio
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“visitor center” (35 reviews)
“rainbow falls” (97 reviews)
“welcome center” (10 reviews)
LOCATION
Highway 281 South, 976 Grassy Ridge Rd, Sapphire, NC 28774
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+1 828-966-9099
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"visitor center"
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"rainbow falls"
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"welcome center"
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"bear wallow"
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"hiking trails"
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"pack a lunch"
in 5 reviews
"trail head"
in 8 reviews
"nice picnic"
in 5 reviews
"gift shop"
in 7 reviews
"transylvania county"
in 4 reviews
"down the road"
in 7 reviews
"private property"
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"great hiking"
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"state of the art"
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"picnic facilities"
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"strenuous hike"
in 7 reviews
"deep pool"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plenty to do from moderate to a little more in regards to hikes to waterfalls. Good picnic areas— this is a nice place to visit for sure!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to the Gorges recently for a hike to see the falls. We first stopped to tour the park's main lodge and found it to be a very well designed, informative, attractive museum. We could have spent more time there and I'd suggest figuring...More

Thank Craig A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to this area. We found the park by accident and were so glad we did. The information center is LEED certified, clean and modern and interestingly designed. It has all sorts of activities for kids. Everyone was attentive and helpful...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is simply a beautiful park. The staff is helpful and the visitor center is top-notch. The trails are well maintained and clean. Of course hiking to Rainbow and Turtleback are fantastic. Just go.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is a real beauty with a very nice, modern visitor center. We only spent half a day there, but thoroughly enjoyed our hike to Rainbow & Turtleback falls. The trail was pretty and very well maintained. The river and waterfalls were spectacular! Highly...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here to hike the Rainbow Falls Trail. The trail is rated "strenuous". My husband and I are experienced hikers and would rate the hike more of a "moderate" hike. My sister came with us - she is active but does not hike and...More

1  Thank Cindy T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the trail to see the falls. It's a nice wide trail most of the way. Down hill most of the way there also, remember that for the way back! Falls were great. Also stop at the visitors center, very nice and informative,...More

1  Thank DeeDee2215
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are many trails to hike in this lovely park and some are strenuous. However, after talking with a Ranger at the welcome center, we were able to find an easy hike that even our two year old enjoyed. This is such a diverse park...More

Thank Joy P
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

Beautiful falls and scenery. It is a bit of a trek and the ground is uneven and sometimes difficult to navigate. Wear good study shoes and take your time. when you get there the views are worth it !!

1  Thank benniejh
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Our first visit here was great. Just a short hike from the beautiful visitor center to Bearwallow Falls we saw wild iris, Lady Slippers, Jack-in-the-Pulpit and halberd yellow violets. Well maintained trails and picnic areas. Helpful staff at visitor center. The trailhead parking areas were...More

Thank Martha V
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bohart
June 14, 2018|
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Response from Kwajkid007 | Reviewed this property |
12-14 miles.. winding roads— several towns..
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Stephanie M
January 16, 2017|
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Response from Tiburon09 | Reviewed this property |
Just backpack camping.
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Joanna W
October 9, 2016|
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Response from Kim Y | Reviewed this property |
Yes it would be a great ride
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