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Best trails in Linville

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Looking for a great trail near Linville, North Carolina? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, forest trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Grandfather Mountain State Park or Elk Knob State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Julian Price Memorial Park or Moses H Cone Memorial Park. Ready for some activity? There are 6 moderate trails in Linville ranging from 0.7 to 3.4 miles and from 3,982 to 5,820 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Linville
Top trails (11)
#1 - Grandfather Mountain Trail
Grandfather Mountain State Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 38 m
One of the most technical mountain hikes without climbing equipment east of the Mississippi, Grandfather Mountain trail traverses forest, exposed cliffs, rock outcroppings, ladders and attached cablesShow more
#2 - Mile High Swinging Bridge
Linville, North Carolina
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 26 m
There is a fee to complete this hike.Show more
#3 - Raven Rocks Loop
Grandfather Mountain State Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
Raven Rocks Loop is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Linville, North Carolina that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of actiShow more
#4 - Linn Cove Viaduct Via Tanawha Trail
Blue Ridge Parkway
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 24 m
Linn Cove Viaduct on the Tanawha Trail is located near Grandfather, North Carolina. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 1-3 hours. This small section is part of the Tanawha Trail which isShow more
#5 - Flat Rock Trail
Blue Ridge Parkway
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 22 m
Flat Rock Trail is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Linville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikiShow more
#6 - Mountain to Sea Trail: The Chimneys and Table Rock Mountain
Linville Gorge Wilderness
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Length: 15 mi • Est. 8 h 47 m
NOTE: It has been reported that the parking lot is closed so you have to hike about a mile straight up to reach the trail head. Please see the park's website for up to date information.Show more
#7 - Black Rock Nature Trail
Grandfather Mountain State Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 53 m
This moderately sloped and rocky trail runs out a mile through northern hardwood and spruce forests. It leads to Black Rock, with great views of the Swinging Bridge, MacRae and Attic Window Peaks, asShow more
#8 - Grandfather Mountain to Boone Fork
Grandfather Mountain State Park
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Length: 10 mi • Est. 4 h 59 m
Park at the top of Grandfather Mountain, hike to Boone Fork Parking area. Show more
#9 - Stack Rock to Wilson Creek via Tanawha Trail
Blue Ridge Parkway
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
This route begins at the Stack Rock Parking area and uses the Tanawha Trail towards the destination of Wilson Creek. Hikers will pass by the Linn Cove Visitor's Center along the way.Show more
#10 - Rough Ridge via Tanawha Trail
Blue Ridge Parkway
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 57 m
Rough Ridge via Tanawha Trail is a 3.6 mile out and back trail located near Linville, North Carolina that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used Show more
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