Linville Gorge, Linville Falls

The Linville Gorge Wilderness is the third largest wilderness area in North Carolina and one of only two wilderness gorges in the Southern United States . Maintained by the United States Forest Service, it comprises 11,786 acres around the Linville River, and is situated inside the Pisgah National Forest. The river is approximately 1,400 feet below the ridge, thus hiking in and out of the Gorge is challenging and enjoyable for those who like serious hiking. The plant and animal community is extremely diverse, with a dense hardwood/pine forest and a wide variety of smaller trees and other plants as well as bear, fox, raccoon, trout, grouse, wild turkey, vultures, owls, hawks, copperheads, and timber rattlesnakes.
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  • We arrived on Saturday Nov 25, Thanksgiving weekend; maybe that was part of the problem. The lot was full of cars, and there were MANY families, some with small children. A reasonable expectation is t...  more »
  • The trip to the gorge is the only viewing spot for the base of Linville Falls. The view, once there is spectacular. The trip from the visitor center is 0.7 miles one way and the first part of the trip...  more »
  • Went here with my 12 year old daughter. When we went in we started by going rightalong the paths to view the waterfalls at different views. It weas beautiful and nice to see and easy walk regardless o...  more »
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