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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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Hawksbill Mountain
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17 Completed 10 Reviews

Short but tough hike with nice views of Linville Gorge at the top. Be sure to hang a left at the T intersection near the top to continue on to the summit of Hawksbill. To the right is Ledge trail and it will drop you down and around eventually coming out on FR 210 a little ways from the Hawksbill parking area. Lots of people on the trail and at the top, so less stars for me. The trade-off for the view may be worth the loud groups and arguing tourists.

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Upper Creek Falls Loop Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

Nice hike. Beautiful river scenery with rhododendron, mountain laurel, falls, and swimming holes. Scampering over river rocks was my favorite part. Plenty of places to get wet on a summer's day. I think hiking in from Upper and returning by Lower is the best route. Either way, it will be steep coming back out.

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Linville Falls Trail
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1 Completed 2 Reviews

Easy short trail with a beautiful view of waterfall. Well worth the hike.

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Linville Falls Trail
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1 Completed 2 Reviews

Short easy trail. Well maintained. Great view of waterfall. Well worth the hike.

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Linville Gorge Trail aka Linville River Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trail. Strenuous at times with steep elevation changes. Offered many camp sites, but make sure you get a permit before camping overnight in the gorge!

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Upper Creek Falls Loop Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

This was a fun trail and not to long of a hike. It wasn't to overly difficult but be ready to do a small amount of climbing through boulders. The falls were awesome and definitely makes this worth your while to see. Makes sure you go with the intention of spending time in the falls because it's so relaxing and the water was perfect in the summer!

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Upper Creek Falls Loop Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great hike and awesome falls. Easy for kids and great leisurely afternoon.

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Linville Gorge Trail aka Linville River Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Anyone know about fishing along the trail?

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Linville Gorge Trail aka Linville River Trail
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8 Completed 9 Reviews

Great trail. Excellent places to throw your tent up.

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Hawksbill Mountain
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

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