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We did the hike up and then hike down - took about 3-4 hours

Great hike to the top to see the falls and then we got back to the ranger station and hiked down... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Brooklyn, New York
great fall getaway

just a short drive off the parkway to the falls near Boone North Carolina,breath taking views in a... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Jeffrey W
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This area, which offers hiking, camping, birdwatching and wildlife, was named for William Linville who was killed here by Indians in the 1700s.
Old NC Hwy 105, Linville, NC
+1 828-652-2144
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All reviews upper falls gravel lot rough road moderate walk great place for a hike erwin's view quick hike viewing area tree roots some great photos the blue ridge parkway beautiful area great workout day hiking long drop rock climbing strenuous hike
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great hike to the top to see the falls and then we got back to the ranger station and hiked down the gorge. At the bottom some folks were swimming (even though you are not supposed to). Be careful as the rocks can be very...More

Thank OdenRulerofTheGods
Reviewed 27 August 2018

just a short drive off the parkway to the falls near Boone North Carolina,breath taking views in a short walk to the three levels of sight seeing!

Thank Jeffrey W
Reviewed 13 August 2018

There are three or more veiwign areas. There is a guide office adn they will give you a great little map and advise you as to which trail might suit your capabilities...You need sturdy shoes and prepare for steep paths. A walking stick is really...More

Thank SCtripper2
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We spent about 3 hours exploring the area. It is totally free and the kids loves it. Took a few pictures to share the beauty.

Thank floydangel71
Reviewed 3 August 2018

We had an extra two hours to explore after our hike to nearby Hawksbill Mountain and Linville was on our way. The park right off the Blue Ridge Parkway is well maintained and the paths easy to all vantage points. If you only have time...More

Thank Davistravels
Reviewed 28 July 2018

A hike of approximately three quarter to a mile is required to see the gorge. Nice but average as compared to other gorges.

Thank jwillfl
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We enjoyed our hike to Linville falls. Our group of 6 did all of trails offered at the falls. I considered most of the trails fair easy for almost anyone. The ground was level and easy to traverse. The falls that go to the base...More

2  Thank Brian O
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We’ve visited here twice - once in the fall and once in the summer. I preferred the fall because the changing foliage made the landscape much more beautiful, but we enjoyed ourselves both times. The hike is fairly easy to see the falls from various...More

Thank Kris C
Reviewed 3 July 2018

The trails are all very shady and are easily accessible for all levels of ability. We went in late June and the blooms were still on the bushes. views are really good, walls at view points are somewhat low , so don't lean too much...More

1  Thank Dave P
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Linville Gorge Wilderness was a very easily accessible area with very good paths and steps with hand-rails. We saw several elderly people and some with disabilities walking to the gorge. It was very pretty and shady through the woods - it was a hot, humid...More

1  Thank Maggie G
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Cherisse H
22 August 2018|
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Response from Daniel C | Reviewed this property |
The hike is mostly flat with a few inclines and steps. When you get to Rainbow falls, keep going to Turtle back falls, only 1/4 of a mile! The hike is worth the effort, Just do it!!
20 August 2017|
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I would go to Lake James State Park to Paddy's Creek. You can rent a kayak for $5 per hr (2man) or just sit on the beach. Its safe and fun. The kids can bring noodles or a float. Its a lake and the water is brackish. Or you... More
Cathi M
12 June 2016|
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