Explore the most popular walking trails near Linville Falls with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

It earns it hard rating but the views are worth it! Not blazed and many fallen trees so stay on path. There are no easy crossings with the spence ridge bridge out and all the rapids, other crossings are not well marked. There are some non-rocky areas for tent camping around Babel Tower and about 4mi in from Pine Gap.

started hiking a bit after sunrise, didnt finish because i needed to be back by sunset. Trail had a lot of fallen trees across it and was kinda overgrown. got lost for a few miles and had to bushwhack back to trail because it isnt marked, probably almost died once or twice. 10/10 would recommend

Lower section of the trail down to the river bank has a few set of stairs and is fairly steep in places but a beautiful hike and with some scrambling on the bank you can make it to the base of the falls.

MUST SEE!! This is a great hike with amazing views. I would rate the last 1/2 mile of the trail on the upper end of the moderate scale due to it being fairly steep. Once at the bottom of the falls there are plenty of boulders to sit on, perfect for chilling out or photo opportunities.

Great hike!! One of my favorites in the area!! Definitely challenging but worth it!

It was a great short hike, a little challenging if you are not in a decent shape. I loved it, the view was very beautiful.
The descent down is great, you can relax near the water and dip your feet it in while listening to the water roar around you. The climb back out of the gorge is a nice little work out.

Gets steep at the end but going all the way to the highest, farthest viewpoint is worth it, especially since you can check out every viewpoint along the way.

Beautiful and strenuous hike. Worth every minute. Wear waterproof hiking boots and make sure you have strong traction. About .5 miles into the hike it gets strenuous. Lots of mountain climbing.

Linville Gorge is amazing. It is also unforgiving. Be prepared for some of the most beautiful scenery on the east coast but be prepared to earn those views. My favorite hangout in NC.

Awesome trail, challenging for sure but some really nice spots to relax and camp out. Stopped by the ranger office in Nebo and scooped a map which is a necessity out there. You need a compass and a map and you'll be good. Parked the car and began the trail at Conley Cove until we got to the Linville Gorge Trail. Took that for a while and found a good campsite. Continued the following day and camped around the Brushy Ridge area. Took the trail from Babel Tower out to the 105 dirt road and hiked that back down to the car at Conley Cove. Would definitely recommend this trail.

Holy smokes was this a tough but amazingly beautiful trip. There is no "true loop" as you have to make your own by piecing together different trails. We started at Pine Gap and made our way down to reach the Linville Gorge Trail. If you aren't careful it's easy to get lost and turned around as there are no blazes... ever. We created our own map by piecing together multiple different ones we found online. We camped along the river after hiking about 8 miles the first day, it was grueling and we are pretty avid backpackers! Planned on crossing the river to meet up on the other side of the gorge making a loop but what no one tells you is the river is a RAPID. The trails marked with river crossings were so bad we ended up just hiking down the river to Conley Cove trail and walking back to our car at Pine Gap. It was the hardest hike I've ever done. If you plan on coming here, which you should because it is INCREDIBLE, please be prepared.

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.

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.

Easy trail, pretty views! I recommend going to the lower falls, but also up to the overlook where you can see the big waterfall from afar. It's breathtaking!

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

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

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

I love this hike.

very much amazing !! love all of THE FALL S

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.

Go in the spring when the mountain laurels were blooming. It's stunning. Go to the bottom of the falls and swim.

beautiful, easy hike. kid friendly. lots of traffic though...

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Friday, May 05, 2017

Beautiful & it's pretty easy. Not for the elderly. Our dog loved swimming there!

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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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Friday, March 31, 2017

Man I hope you're in good shape... #cabintrail

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

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