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Linville Gorge -- often called The Grand Canyon of the Southeast -- is one of the most popular hiking destinations in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Linville Gorge Wilderness encompasses the wild backcountry on either side of the Linville River, which carved the Gorge over millions of years. Trails in the gorge are rugged -- bring your hiking poles if you use them.

Nice Falls and a super easy hike, only problems is it has so many people, like being at a city street festival. Also you can't go near the water. oh yes did I mention it's super crowded.

the rock terrain and views are really amazing. this is a challenging hike and your pretty exposed to the weather do plan accordingly. also fairly overgrown in places so pay attention. really good spot to get out and away.

Short hike. Should be easy for everyone but two people I was with ( who are older) had lots of difficulty with the roots and rocks. Bad knees. Otherwise, not bad. Small falls but nice to see.

hiking
11 days ago

Awesome view short easy walk and worth the drive on the dirt road for the view

Easy hike for anyone and the views are good. Recommend starting farthest out and work in and see all the different views gives you a different perspective

Tough trail going down and up but the reward when you get to the bottom of the gorge at the waterfall is well worth it

hiking
11 days ago

Nice hike. Not too strenuous but will challenge less experienced hikers. Nice views of the falls, great weather, highs in the low '70s! In August no less!!!

Great spot to experience Linville gorge if you aren't up for a hike. Very short walk and amazing views of the southern gorge. Tons of parking and outhouse available. No camping though.

hiking
12 days ago

Loved the diversity for this trail. Beautiful area will definitely make a return trip!

Easy trail. Excellent views