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Beautiful views

Beautiful walk to see different spots of this multilevel waterfall. Make sure you go all the way to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fort Myers, Florida
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Nice hike the falls are beautiful!

A short hike from the parking lot brings you to the falls. A walking stick or trekking poles might... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Surf City, North Carolina
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This area, which offers hiking, camping, birdwatching and wildlife, was named for William Linville who was killed here by Indians in the 1700s.
Old NC Hwy 105, Linville, NC
+1 828-652-2144
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All reviews upper falls gravel lot rough road great place for a hike moderate walk erwin's view quick hike nice hike viewing area tree roots walking stick the blue ridge parkway beautiful area great workout long drop rock climbing strenuous hike
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful walk to see different spots of this multilevel waterfall. Make sure you go all the way to Erwin’s view to see the entire beauty of the gorge and waterfall

Thank Germaninswfl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A short hike from the parking lot brings you to the falls. A walking stick or trekking poles might be helpful. The falls are quite beautiful!

Thank RNTerri
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

wonderful nature experience in the Appalachian/Blue Ridge Mountains. Went in the Fall, so the leaves withe color change added to the beauty. Walk the trails and cliffs to observe rivers, waterfalls, foliage and natural beauty at its greatest.

Thank jlantern3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy hike with some stairs to climb. Three overlooks to view the falls and the gorge.Beautiful area and right off the BRP.

Thank Diana G
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Great hike to the top to see the falls and then we got back to the ranger station and hiked down the gorge. At the bottom some folks were swimming (even though you are not supposed to). Be careful as the rocks can be very...More

Thank OdenRulerofTheGods
Reviewed 28 August 2018

just a short drive off the parkway to the falls near Boone North Carolina,breath taking views in a short walk to the three levels of sight seeing!

Thank Jeffrey W
Reviewed 14 August 2018

There are three or more veiwign areas. There is a guide office adn they will give you a great little map and advise you as to which trail might suit your capabilities...You need sturdy shoes and prepare for steep paths. A walking stick is really...More

Thank SCtripper2
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We spent about 3 hours exploring the area. It is totally free and the kids loves it. Took a few pictures to share the beauty.

Thank floydangel71
Reviewed 3 August 2018

We had an extra two hours to explore after our hike to nearby Hawksbill Mountain and Linville was on our way. The park right off the Blue Ridge Parkway is well maintained and the paths easy to all vantage points. If you only have time...More

1  Thank Davistravels
Reviewed 28 July 2018

A hike of approximately three quarter to a mile is required to see the gorge. Nice but average as compared to other gorges.

Thank jwillfl
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Cherisse H
22 August 2018|
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Response from Daniel C | Reviewed this property |
The hike is mostly flat with a few inclines and steps. When you get to Rainbow falls, keep going to Turtle back falls, only 1/4 of a mile! The hike is worth the effort, Just do it!!
20 August 2017|
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I would go to Lake James State Park to Paddy's Creek. You can rent a kayak for $5 per hr (2man) or just sit on the beach. Its safe and fun. The kids can bring noodles or a float. Its a lake and the water is brackish. Or you... More
Cathi M
12 June 2016|
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