Wiseman's View Scenic Overlook, Linville

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#97 of 141 in Outdoors in North Carolina Mountains
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  • This was a 4 mile drive up a winding gravel road at about 5-8 miles per hour, in a sedan. If you have a 4-wheel drive, I'm sure you could go a little faster. I kept saying to myself, "This better be w...  more »
  • This is about a 4 mile drive up off the main road-very bumpy and washed out in spots so take your time. The views when you get there of the gorge below and Table Rock across the valley are really wort...  more »
  • We've traveled and hiked the Smokies and Blue Ridge for the past 3 years and after a few dozen stunning mountain views, they all start to look the same ... until Linville Gorge. It's just indescribabl...  more »
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  • Best view in the State of North Carolina! It's a rough dirt road to the top. Once you reach the parking, the viewing area is a short 5-10min walk away. April 7, 2017 edits. There have been work crews making improvements at the view. They have cut some of the view restricting scrub brush down, added new signs and importantly smoothed the road to the top. It's a tremendous improvement since my first review. There are still some slight "washboards​" in the corners but overall it's a much better road to the top.
  • Stunning view of the gorge, Table Rock, and Hawksbill Mountain after only a short, paved walk. A gravel road leads to the overlook, which can get washboarded and dusty quickly, but the drive is well worth it. Campsites and other trails are abundant along the road leading to the overlook.
  • Pho nom in al!!! Camped close enough to walk to overlook...Table Rock, clouds kissing the peaks,and we could hear the waterfall! Awesome!
  • Excellent view. Very short hike from parking. Long Rocky drive to parking lot.
  • One of my favorite places to take in the wilderness of Western NC. A great "cliff like" view down to the Linville River and Table Rock and Hawksbill Mtn's on the other side of the Gorge. Sunset or sunrise are truly awesome here but be sure to drive a truck or car you don't mind getting rattled to death. The road isn't in the best of shape so don't take your nice vehicle out there.

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