Linville Falls

Linville Falls


Hours & Seasons

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


  • 717 Gurney Franklin Rd, via Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 317.4

    Linville Falls,   NC   28647

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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717 Gurney Franklin Rd
Linville Falls NC 28647


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

Special Directions:

From the Blue Ridge Parkway:
Exit at Linville Falls Community, at Mile Marker 317.4. Turn South (left) on Hwy 221 and pass underneath the parkway. Take your first right onto Gurney Franklin Rd. Follow signs to the campground.

From Interstate 40:
Take Marion exit #85 at Hwy 221. Go north on Hwy 221 about 29 miles. You will pass Hwy 183 at the Linville Falls Community and continue north about another 1/2 mile. Turn left on Gurney Franklin Rd, follow signs to the campground.

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