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Linville Falls is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Trails lead to views of both the upper and lower falls. Forests offer virgin hemlock mixed with other familiar trees such as white pine, oaks, hickory, and birch. A colorful and varied display of wildflowers decorates the trails in the spring. Red and golden leaves in fall beautifully contrast with the soothing green of hemlocks.

We did this Trail with my 5 year old in our group. It wasn't overly difficult and has some parts near the waterfalls and pools where you can explore further if you choose to climb a bit. Everything was clearly marked and the views from the lower falls were worth the hike so make sure you walk to the bottom as well. This is one of the better waterfall hikes I have done in the area. In the summertime the pools are fun to swim in and slide down the rocks. More of a summer play area but we have done it in the winter and just seeing the falls was fun for everyone.

An old favorite. Much less busy than Erwin's view or the upper falls overlook, and much more peaceful. Can be strenuous coming back up but it's definitely worth the hike to be so close to the falls.

Gorgeous hike. Beautiful Falls cascading over creek. Easy hike.

Mostly easy trail. Great views. Can be crowded but it's worth it

1 month ago

Fairly easy hike to some great falls, Beautiful views of the falls. Have hiked this trail many times.

Hiked in off the Forest Service gravel Road that connects to 183. Very nice wide 1/2 mile trail down to the first section of the falls. This is an easy hike for all ages, lots of huge boulders down near the falls. I think most people access from the Parkway

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1 month ago

Great for the views. Heavily trafficked but easy hiking. If you are there during busy season arrive early in the day to avoid parking issues and then continue up the mountain by car to do one or two other trails.

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1 month ago

great trail. The view at the end is well worth it.

This trail can be deceiving because going in is very easy. Getting it is all elevation gain. The view from the tower is nice and there is a great view half way down the trail.

Easy quick hike. Very "touristy"

Must do: Overlook from Plunge Basin, down to the base of the fall along linville gorge trail

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1 month ago

Great views!

Trail was easy then, had large rocks to navigate.
At river base by falls, beautiful , and cool:).... swam to the falls, water was cold but great:)......
walked down the river,... very quite :)... loved it will return :)

Awesomely awesome hike!! Hiked down river and visited an otter. A rare sight :)

Beautiful views!