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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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Upper Creek Falls Loop Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Perfect day only two other people on the trial but we didn't even see anyone

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Linville Gorge Trail aka Linville River Trail
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6 Completed 1 Reviews

Treacherous between the falls and babel towers. I would suggest going in at Conley cove unless you are comfortable with thin trails on a steep mountain side. Beautiful raw country and a true experience. Hard to get to the water to fish.

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Linville Falls Trail
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

On of my my childhood favorites! have been going here for past 30 years. Lower falls trail is my favorite.

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Upper Creek Falls Loop Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Had a wonderful hike with my two college aged children! The day was damp, which made for some slippery terrain, so wear appropriate footgear and watch your step (being so lush and near the falls I'm not sure how dry it actually ever gets).We enjoyed climbing and playing in the falls and dropping rom the swinging rope at the watering hole. Beautiful vistas, not too difficult terrain, and opportunity for exploring the falls make this a must do trail!

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Linville Falls Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Such a beautiful trail with many spectacular vistas! The best part was finding a rope swing at the top of the falls, just a disclaimer you don't swing over the falls, and monkeying around there for an hour or so. Very easy to complete as well.

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Linville Gorge Trail aka Linville River Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Strenuous, but well-worth the effort. There are spots where the trail narrows, and the overgrowth obscures where the trail continues. There are no blazes, so bring a compass for the assurance.

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Linville Gorge Trail aka Linville River Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Beautiful scenery

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Linville Falls Trail
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Upper Creek Falls Loop Trail
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Fantastic place to relax in a waterfall.

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Upper Creek Falls Loop Trail
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

Loved the scenic views at the end of this trail but the terrain was rougher than we thought but we just laughed it off and kept on going. We had 2 five year olds who couldn't wait to get in the water the trail was worth it. If you do both I recommend doing this trail first and then do Linville Falls Trail next. Loved spending time in the water and having the kids laugh as wee slipped on the rocks in the water. Ready to go back again.

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