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Linville Gorge Trail aka Linville River Trail

Linville Falls, NC

Linville Gorge Trail aka Linville River Trail is a 3.2 mile out and back trail located near Linville Falls, NC that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

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Table Rock Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Stayed the night in the parking area and took off early the next morning to catch the sun rise.
It was raining and cold when I started upward but cleared before reaching the summit.
The sun was gorgeous as it rose into the sky.
A trip everyone should plan at least once. I will do it again.

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Lake James - Shortoff Mountain Trail
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7 Completed 1 Reviews

We had a nice hike. Wolf Pit Rd is crazy. Single lane gravel for several miles. We passed a few other vehicles but luckily we were at places to pass by. The trail is quite rocky but not the worst I've been on. We had kids along so the pace was easy. I'll be back for sure to explore some of the side trails and venture around. Views were beautiful. Don't let cold stop you it was 32 degrees when we started but we warmed up fast and were down to base layers only very quickly.

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Table Rock Trail
by Lavern Holtsclaw

2 Completed 2 Reviews

The area views you enjoy standing atop this mountain is breathe taking a must do for anyone who loves the outdoors and hiking. I will hike this rock again soon as the views you enjoy are more then worth it! :)

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Lake James - Shortoff Mountain Trail
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

This says it's an easy trail but I would consider it more of a moderate trail. It is rocky and steep in spots, and it's almost completely uphill but it's so worth the effort. The views are fantastic! I didn't start recording until we had covered a decent portion of the trail, but in and out was 4 miles from where we parked. The parking is limited at the trail head. Great hike and I would go again and backpack in and camp a couple of days.

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Wolfpit - Shortoff Mountain - Mountains to Sea (Section)
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

I completed this trail on October 8th. It is a difficult climb, however the rewards are worth it. The views are wonderful. When you come to the intersection with the MST to river trail turn around so your back is facing the sign. Then you will see two trails one on your left and the other on your right. If you want to see the awesome views take the trail on your left, this will take you close to the cliffs. The trail is a little longer than taking the one on the right, which is a more direct route. If you take the trail to your left you will come across some water coming out of the mountain, it’s roughly about 1.5 miles from the trailhead. The pond at the top was full of water as well, which i assumed would be with all of the rain lately. I highly recommend hiking this trail if you get the chance.

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Lake James - Shortoff Mountain Trail
by James Ferone

32 Completed 4 Reviews

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Table Rock Trail
by James Ferone

32 Completed 4 Reviews

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Wolfpit - Shortoff Mountain - Mountains to Sea (Section)
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

Just about the most difficult climb I've done in years, probably bc we camped and I had a full pack plus gallons of water on my back and it was sunny and hot. There is no shade going up there bc of the fires back in '07. It's worth it once you get to the top though. However, Sept 2015, THERE IS NO WATER AT ALL UP THERE.

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Wolfpit - Shortoff Mountain - Mountains to Sea (Section)
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

Just about the most difficult climb I've done in years, probably bc we camped and I had a full pack plus gallons of water on my back and it was sunny and hot. There is no shade going up there bc of the fires back in '07. It's worth it once you get to the top though. However, Sept 2015, THERE IS NO WATER AT ALL UP THERE as the water pipe and the water tree are bone dry.