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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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Linville Gorge Trail aka Linville River Trail
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Fantastic, but very challenging, hike! I read all of the reviews on various forums, and yet still underestimated the difficulty. That being said, it certainly felt like a great accomplishment. I did the Brushy Ridge Trail. In my 15 + years of hiking, I have only fallen/slipped about 5 times... during this 24 hour trip, I fell/slipped 8 times... clearly got to the point where I had to start counting. I appreciate a great challenge, and look forward to doing more pieces of the east rim. One of the hikers I ran into encouraged to try the same Brushy Ridge Trail in the summer time when the water is a bit warmer, and you could cross it to jump on the Linville Gorge Trail. Great idea, and I look forward to trying it out!

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Hawksbill Mountain
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Always enjoy taking this trail up to the top of Hawksbill Mtn. The trail itself is well marked and has some good steep spots. Also saw a guy camping out for the night this afternoon. Hope he stays warm in the 20 degree weather.

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Appalachian Trail: Yellow Mountain Gap to Grassy Bald
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22 Completed 23 Reviews

Great hike. Well maintained.

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Upper Creek Falls Loop Trail
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22 Completed 23 Reviews

Love Table Rock on a cold sunny day! Steep but worth the increase in altitude. Spectacular views. Not sure what it looks like since the fire.

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Upper Creek Falls Loop Trail
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22 Completed 23 Reviews

This is one of my favorites, beautiful falls, great water fun sliding down the wet smooth rocks into various pools. Great place to hang a hammock and e not nature. Easy hike about one hour.

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Hawksbill Mountain
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22 Completed 23 Reviews

Steep short hike with great views!

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Linville Falls Trail
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22 Completed 23 Reviews

Main trail to falls is well maintained moderate hike. Basin trail is difficult and rocky but worth the adventure. You can get close to the falls by meandering around the large boulders on left. Erwin's is spectacular for viewing both the falls and gorge.

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Hawksbill Mountain
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Hawksbill Mountain
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1 Completed 2 Reviews

Beautiful view

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Hawksbill Mountain
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

Hiked it yesterday late in the day,short hike,got to the top in 35 min!GReat views,but it felt like I didn't get enough exercise,still,it's nice to do when time is limited!

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