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A much needed hiking reprieve after doing Grandfather Mountain the day before. This trail and the waterfall views were well worth the couple of small hills. Not terribly crowded on the sunday that we went but I could see it being very popular especially in the summer.

Nice easy short trail with a waterfall.

Most amazing view I’ve seen on the East Coast.

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9 days ago

Hiked all the way down to the bottom of the waterfall. Absolutely gorgeous hike. Steep incline in some areas but family friendly!

hiking
9 days ago

Beautiful waterfalls and relaxing. Moderate going down and straight back up. Wear hiking boots. Highly recommend it.

hiking
9 days ago

Beautiful and easy hike. Be ready for the stairs but the rest is easy.

A very short trail straight to the top of round bald. Very easy for children! Has a magnificent view once you summit. Bathrooms Are also easily accessible.

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13 days ago

Amazing view. We took Kistlers memorial highway from the Linville Falls entrance and followed the signs. From the parking lot it’s a short walk to spectacular cliff views of Table Rock, Hawksbill and Sitting bear.

Fun trail with lots of views of the falls.

Easy quick trail with beautiful scenery.

great hike to finish my week on blowing rock.wide open trail with views all around. firetower was worth it. took the short cuts on way back to cut about 1/4 mile off

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20 days ago

the falls were beautiful but this is mismarked as an "easy trail". the sign at th trailhead even says "strenous hike"....no hand rails and at times the trail is nothing but mud, a few wide spaces rocks across a stream or a pile of broken rocks 8 inches wide. very steep and slippery in parts. Moderate.

on Linville Falls Trail

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20 days ago

Amazing views, scenic. It’s a short hike but moderately challenging trail.

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20 days ago

Beautiful falls! The trail leading to the bottom of the falls is really nice to take in great views and sounds! Did this hike with small kids (3,7) and they loved it!

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24 days ago

Flat. It’s a perfect place for strollers. There’s a cool water pool at one side of the lake. There’s several species of water fowl here.

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26 days ago

Great convenient short trail with nice falls! Very convenient to Seven Devils but need a 4-wheel drive if there has been winter weather. Take your picnic down to the picnic table on the trail. I don’t agree that this is an easy hike; too much elevation change for that. It’s moderate. The trail has a loop but the trail crosses itself in a several places without clear markings, hence the 4 star rating. Great project for TrailLifeUSA badge to blaze this trail.

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1 month ago

Easy hike. Did it with fresh fallen snow. Challenging because of it but good. Beautiful views at the end. Great beginners.

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1 month ago

Really nice! Easy parking and quick to get on the trail. I did this hike alone and felt very safe. It’s moderately trafficked but not too busy. At each of the overlooks I had the area to myself. So pretty and not too challenging.

Always enjoyable. This is turning into a default area for us.

Easy hike and beautiful views. March 12 snow on the ground and met an AT trail through hiker that started February 20th and had a rough 4 weeks so far.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome!!! Yes... there is some difficulty involved - steep climbs, rocks and stairs BUT the falls are just incredible. Such awesome views.
WATCH YOUR KIDS! It can be extremely dangerous for any little one that you have difficulty keeping under control.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing place to hang out or hike. There are so many different viewpoints and trails here in this area that you can see something different everytime. My favorite trail is the one leading down to the bottom of the falls. Its a tough little hike, but worth it for sure. Love this place.

Great trail for the family. Falls are pretty especially after the rain yesterday. Take time to follow the trails around the falls not just to the observation deck and back...will miss the tranquil beauty a bit away from the deck. Kids, 8 and 5, loved it and were able to navigate just fine.

A nice trail that is wide in most spots; worth the decent to get up close to the falls.

Loved doing this hike to the waterfall with my family. But, the app say "easy" and I will have to say it's not that easy. Especially on the way back when you are going uphill in the mud. At least It was pretty short though. We have three boys 12 and under and it was awesome. Want to go back in the summer.

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2 months ago

Tame walk to a pretty fall.

Did this in winter... wear waterproof shoes! Worth the very short hike!

hiking
2 months ago

Such a beautiful view for such an easy, relaxing hike. Even in the winter the view was absolutely stunning!

Definitely worth the hike. Pretty easy and breathtaking

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty easy / short hike to a beautiful waterfall! Definitely worth it.

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