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.

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

4 days 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.

4 days 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

18 days 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!

So beautiful and peaceful.....Love to find hidden treasures buried under our noses.

Nice trail for relaxed hike. Heavy traffic at peak times. Late evening is best for this trail

A trail marker for the lower falls trail, although it is marked with black dashes, so I am writing my review here.

The GF and I hiked this the lower falls trails over the July 4th weekend. The lower falls trails are more difficult than the upper falls trails as there is more of an elevation you have to climb on the return.

The trail has to forks, one fork takes you to an overlook, the other to the river where you can climb and lay on rocks. There were some people swimming beneath the falls, despite the no swimming sign.

I would rate the hike as moderate as the return from below the falls is steep in some sections and requires scaling a few rocks/boulders.

The views from the lookout as well as from below the falls are excellent. I plan to do this hike again.

Great hike to the bottom of the falls. Lots of rocks to navigate through, make sure you have proper foot gear to climb up and down the rocky trail to the bottom.

great numerous waterfalls

It was a Lovely hike! the Upper Creek Falls entrance hike is much shorter and easier than the Lower Creek Falls, loved the little pools everywhere! once you reach the pools you can go around (longer way out) but worth it! very enjoyable hike!

Very easy, very short, really nice overlook,
Worth the stop

It was slippery and muddy,
But well worth the view of the falls