Linville Falls Overlook Trail is a 2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Newland, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from February until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length2.0 miElevation gain446 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingDog friendlyViewsWildflowersWildlife
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Bill Barnett
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Rain but a beautiful trail with fantastic vistas!

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JG A
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Crowded but great shape and great views.

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Jill Nelson
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HikingGreat!

We did part of this trail with our five children ages 8 to 14. One with special needs (IDD and Epilepsy). It was an easy, shady and sunny trail easier for everyone. Recommended for families with kids! Views were fantastic, path was not muddy (Beginning of April) and view at end was spectacular.

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Wayne Neidigh
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Joe Keffer
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A little crowded, but very beautiful. Don’t think I’d call it moderate, it wasn’t too difficult

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Jeremy Dockan
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Well beaten paths. Heavy traffic and lots of dogs (on leashes). Great views for such a short hike!

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Avery Wilkerson
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WalkingGreat!
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Halea Searcy
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Brandy Eisenhauer
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Moderate to heavy foot traffic, plenty of kiddos and dogs

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Stephen Westerfield
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Kelsey Lahr
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Pharaoh Lamothe
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Colin Melanson
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upper falls is easy path but icy today. best part is going off to the right towarda Erwin's. very easy to hike and best overlook view!

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Maggie Shaver
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it was really icy but we had Crampons and they worked great. Pretty views and a good hike.

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Tom Reinhard
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I added chimney view, erwins view, and gorge view. You might as well, it doesn’t add much time at all. Loved it all together

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Phil Schmidt
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Rob Mehnert
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Very icy today but a good hike if you are prepared.

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David Luu
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Very icy, but beautiful views.

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Brad DeWeese
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This was an experience.....extremely icy. Recommend waiting this one out for now.

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Aaron Green
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Slippery right now with ice on the trail, we made it to Erwin's View with a few falls. Really nice waterfall though.

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Daniel Bosko
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Yeah I loved this trail! I did this, during a family reunion in August 2019 and we came here one afternoon. BEAUTIFUL walk to the falls lookout and then a quick hike up to the two overlooks/photo ops. Half the party couldn’t make it the to the second overlook, but it all seeme Vd pretty easy. This was my first hike outside of Virginia Beach(hometown).

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Faith Mabe
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Such an easy way to view amazing waterfalls. Loved all 3 viewing sites. The trail was busy, even though it was Thanksgiving. The cedar trees along the path smell wonderful.

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Jenna Chavez
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HikingGreat!

Beautiful overlooks for a quick easy hike.

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Susie O'Rourke
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Great scenic outlooks!

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Ryan Mesa
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HikingGreat!

very well maintained trail with large smooth paths. View of the falls is great, only downside is that this spot is an extremely popular destination for locals and tourists.

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Jaden Scott
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Absolutely must come early before the crowd gets in, around 8-9 AM on weekdays to beat most of the crowd. Well worth the hike!

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Jim User
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Five stars for natural beauty. One star for crowdedness. We came here around 2 o’clock on a Saturday afternoon and the trails were very crowded.

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Duane Helle
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It is worth it. At 10:40 Saturday morning the parking lot was musical chairs. At noon,when we got back it was worse.

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Samuel Bowers
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