Linville Falls - Plunge Basin Trail

MODERATE 22 reviews
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Linville Falls - Plunge Basin Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Linville Falls, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
498 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

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

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Beautiful place to sit and enjoy the day next to the falls.

2 months ago

2 months ago

I love this hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail! Beautiful falls and great place to lounge on rocks and play in the water. Moderate intensity, lots of rocks and roots along the trail. Will hike again soon for fishing with the fam.

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3 months ago

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5 months ago

The trail down to the river is pretty steep, and definitely more of a difficult rating compared to other trails on AllTrails.

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5 months ago

5 months ago

Does anyone know if the fires at linville are closing this trail down?? Plan on going tmrw??

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6 months ago

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7 months ago

Good trails to hike. Our 4 year old completed both trails today. Some parts were difficult
for her.

hiking
7 months ago

the trail is .7 miles each way. the last .4 miles was difficult for me because I'm short and the steps up and down on rocks and tree stumps were steep. the footing is sometimes tricky too. once you get to the end, the falls is difficult to see around the corner without getting in the water, maybe it was just because it had been raining outside for days but I had to climb up on a rock that juts out into the river and I was able to get a good view. only saw 2 other people on the trail.

hiking
8 months ago

Had a surprisingly warm day in January after hitting lows in the teens earlier in the week. That, plus dense fog early in the morning meant the trail was absolutely empty when I'd arrived which was fantastic. Great trail down to the gorge. Footing gets a little tricky over the rocks at times and it was a bit slippery because of the melted snow, but it wasn't anything too crazy. Beautiful views at the end. Quiet, peaceful, and gorgeous. I would highly recommend it if you're ever in the area.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice trail not too long but spectacular view at the overlook