Linville Falls - Plunge Basin Trail

MODERATE 35 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 a river 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
475 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

17 days ago

Great hike!!

hiking
1 month ago

Great, short hike to the bottom of the falls. If you're willing to get a little wet, there are plenty of areas to explore.

hiking
2 months ago

Been trying to find this trail forever. Thank god for the internet now days. Very steep very steep...very steep. Rocky, rooty, very well marked. Last part is very steep.

hiking
4 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

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

5 months ago

I love this hike.

hiking
5 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.

hiking
8 months ago

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

8 months ago

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

10 months ago

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

hiking
10 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
10 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
11 months ago

Nice trail not too long but spectacular view at the overlook

hiking
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

An old favorite. Much less busy than Erwin's view or the upper falls overlook, and much more peaceful. Can be strenuous coming back up but it's definitely worth the hike to be so close to the falls.

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