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Linville Gorge Wilderness Area

Old NC Hwy 105, Linville, NC
+1 828-652-2144
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Taking a walk

Walk to the falls. If you like nature, this is a great place to visit. We went right after it... read more

Reviewed yesterday
shannon s
Linville, North Carolina
via mobile
Great area to visit with really nice falls

This gem is a great place for families and small groups. The falls are very nice and one can get... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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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.
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Old NC Hwy 105, Linville, NC
+1 828-652-2144
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Walk to the falls. If you like nature, this is a great place to visit. We went right after it rained, so not,many ppl there.

Thank shannon s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This gem is a great place for families and small groups. The falls are very nice and one can get really close to them. It is only a 1/2 mile walk with easy terrain for footings. We recommend you park in the gravel lot and...More

Thank jartman65
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

After seeing the Upper Falls, we continued on the Green' trail. This trail was a bit more strenuous with lots of steep steps and rocks but there were benches for resting. At the end, in order to see the magnificent views, there was a lot...More

1  Thank debbie1225
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We stopped for a brief hike and saw some great falls within a short time. The steps are steep. It is a beautiful area.

1  Thank muse4fun
Reviewed 10 April 2017

There is so much to see and do here we barely scratched the surface in the short time we had. I am not from the area and was a little confused because there are two different ways to reach the popular Linville falls area at...More

1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful area with lots of places to hike! The lower falls is quite easy, but the two higher ones are pretty strenuous. There are views from all three trails. I was disappointed the bathrooms were closed and no maps were available at...More

1  Thank Dchaney17
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We were so glad we spent half a day hiking the trails at Linville Falls. Fresh air, exercise, took some great photos and saw some beautiful scenery. You should definitely stop here and check it out.

1  Thank graciesfriends2017
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We were told about this Gorge and so glad we didn't miss it. Traveled down a well traveled well maintained gravel road for several miles to the Wisemans View. A short walk down a paved path was unbelievable. Also, handicapped accessible. Many folks miss this...More

Thank Kathryn B
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We made a half-day trip here for the falls/gorge and caverns. All were enjoyable, but nothing overly spectacular. I would say if you have time, it's a lovely trip with some nice views and hikes. If you can't fit it in, it's not the total...More

Thank Melissa W
Reviewed 30 January 2017

It's touristy and somewhat crowded, but if you hike far enough, you leave behind the unhealthy crowd and can enjoy some stellar views.

Thank Greenforce
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Nearby Attractions
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.39 km away
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Cathi M
Are dogs on a leash allowed?
13 June 2016|
Response from Amy B | Reviewed this property |
Kelly J
Cost to enter Linville Wilderness Park
14 October 2015|
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Response from scubamike911 | Reviewed this property |
This are is free to use for hiking or camping. If you camp on the weekends may to oct you need to get a camping permit. The camping permit can be pick up at the visitor center near linville falls which go fast. These are... More