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Linville Gorge Trail aka Linville River Trail

Newland, NC

Linville Gorge Trail is a 11.5 mile trail located near Morganton, North Carolina that features a waterfall. The trail is only recommended for very experienced outdoorsmen and primarily used for birding, camping & hiking and is accessible year-round.

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by Trip Wheeler

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Great hike. Well blazed and beautiful scenery. A bit challenging at the middle to the top but if you take your time you will be rewarded if you continue on to Calloway Peak. Great views. Or go to Grandfather and make it a quite nice 10ish mile round trip. At the halfway point at grandfather there is a snack bar and big crowds. So turn around quickly if you are looking for solitude. Very much recommend.

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Strenuous clime. Trail was very easy to follow. A lot of small waterfalls. Bad rainstorm kept us from making it to the very top. Lush and heavily wooded path. Limited views but spectacular

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A lot of steps and climbing over boulders! A beautiful hike with great views of Grandfather Mountain!

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Elk Falls: Vilas to Elk Falls
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Not really a hike. A short walk with one steep section that takes you to the falls and swimming hole which are the 5 star aspect.

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Beautiful, steep climb

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Best place to start to connect to Grandfather trail over to swinging bridge. It's a bit challenging but clearly marked and well maintained. There is a natural spring about two miles in but make sure to carry plenty of water and snacks as it is a full day's adventure!

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As a rescue responder, I urge all hikers to pack well and keep track of your location for yourself and others that might need help

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by Maryann Bandy

11 Completed 1 Reviews

BEWARE- THIS HIKE IS ACTUALLY STRENUOUS, NOT MODERATE. But overall, a great hike with an amazing view at the top. Very much worth the trip!

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