Wiseman's View Recreation Area Trail

EASY 10 reviews

Wiseman's View Recreation Area Trail is a 0.4 mile out and back trail located near Marion, NC that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

0.4 miles 45 feet Out & Back

kid friendly




Directions from Crossnore, NC: Travel SR 194 south to Three Knobs. Continue straight following signs to Blue Ridge Parkway. After passing the Parkway you will be traveling the Kistler Memorial Highway. Follow signs.

19 days ago

A short walk to two amazing lookout points nearly 1500 feet above the Linville River and the deepest gorge in the eastern US. It is also a stunning vantage point for Hawksbill Mountain and Table Rock. Not far from the Blue Ridge Parkway, head south from Linville Falls, NC and take a gravel Rt. 1238 for about four miles. For the most part it was not in bad shape during my visit in April, but I imagine it can be difficult after bad weather. It is definitely worth it though for that unbelievable view!

1 month ago

2 months ago

this was a beautiful area, small part was paved with some great views, we went off trail which led us us into some amazing climbs on rock faces, a great adventure!..i recommend it to all who enjoy going off grid and exploring

scenic driving
3 months ago

Short, paved, handicap accessible trail to the rim of the Linville Gorge. A great place to get an amazing view of the Gorge. I recommend driving in from the north end of old 105. The road can be in very bad condition, especially following heavy rains or snow.
The trail takes you right to the top of a cliff with open views down the gorge. Table Rock and Hawksbill mountains are just across the gorge from the viewpoints at the trail end.

4 months ago

Great views after a long drive on a dirt road in bad condition. The trail is short and easy.

4 months ago

this is the most beautiful view I have ever seen. The height is unreal

4 months ago

This is the most beautiful view I have ever seen! The height is unreal, and it is definitely worth the long dirt road drive up. It's a short walk which can be a good thing too!

off road driving
6 months ago

Long drive, but an easy walk for a fantastic view!!!!

11 months ago

Do it if you are along the BRP. Great views for not a lot of effort


1 year ago

Easy walk to a gorgeous view!