Linville Falls


Hours & Seasons

  • Seasons - year-round
  • Hours - Dawn until dusk, weather permitting; visitors center has seasonal hours


  • hiking trails, via Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 316.3

    Linville Falls,   NC   28647


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Linville Falls is the most popular waterfall in the Blue Ridge Mountains because of its accessibility to the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is a spectacular three-tiered waterfall plunging into Linville Gorge, the “Grand Canyon of the Southern Appalachians.” The Falls Trail distance is 1.6 miles round trip and easy. The Gorge Trail distance is 1.4 miles round trip and strenuous. The Plunge Basin Trail is 1 mile round trip and moderate. Pets are welcome but must be on a leash.

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Linville Falls NC 28647


Latitude: 35° 57' 33.12" / Longitude: -81° 56' 35.16"

Special Directions:

Exit Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 316.3 at Spur Rd. Travel to Visitors Center and park; then hike a variety of trails for different views of the falls along the Linville River.

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