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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.

Not a hard hike until the end. Trail is well marked and maintained. Great views of Linville Gorge. Be warned - this trail is popular. Went in the fall; pretty heavy trail traffic.

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.

Some pretty good washouts but some fantastic scenery awaits anyone taking this trail. Pretty crazy to see a couple horses back there!

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

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.

Amazing & somewhat strenuous hike! If you visit during the Fall, watch out for the slippery leaf piles :) The view at the top was worth it, absolutely stunning. I went with my husband while huge & 6 months pregnant, I don't recommend that :D ... but if I was able to do it you shouldn't have an issue! :)

Easy to moderate hike with a nice view at the top end.

This is a great hike. Great payoff with beautiful views.

Easy quick hike. Very "touristy"

Amazing trail with amazing views. Took my wife and my three year old son up with me. If he can do it, so can you!

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