"Hiking at Linville Falls" Linville Falls Things to Do Tip by jmpncsu

Linville Falls Things to Do: 8 reviews and 28 photos

  Linville Falls from Chimney View
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  • Linville Falls from Chimney View - Linville Falls
      Linville Falls from Chimney View
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  • Linville Falls from Erwin's View - Linville Falls
      Linville Falls from Erwin's View
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  • Upper Falls - Linville Falls
      Upper Falls
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  • Linville River Upstream of Falls - Linville Falls
      Linville River Upstream of Falls
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  • Linville Falls from Gorge - Linville Falls
      Linville Falls from Gorge
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Although there are only a few miles of hiking trails at Linville Falls, there is a lot to see here - you get a lot of scenic bang for your hiking buck. The Erwin's View Trail starts from behind the visitor center and crosses the Linville River and after a ways, there is a view of the upper falls - twin falls, actually. Then, back to the trail and on to Chimney View. Here, there is a good view of the main falls. There are two more views on this trail, Erwin's View, which is a more distant view of the main falls and to Linville Gorge, and Gorge View with a view of the gorge downstream from the falls.

The Plunge Basin Trail also starts from the visitor center and splits into two paths. The Plunge Basin Overlook is a close up view of the main falls, and Linville Gorge goes down to the base of the falls. Neither path is more than a mile, although a little more strenuous than the Erwin's View Trail.

Address: 214 Parkway Maintenance Road Spruce Pine NC 28777
Directions: Blue Ridge Parkway, mile marker 316.4
othercontact: GPS: 35.94889, -81.92694
Phone: (828)765-7818
Website: http://www.recreation.gov/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=74042

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  • Written Nov 12, 2011
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