Linville Gorge Wilderness Area

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Linville Gorge Wilderness Area


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  • Gingercake Rd

    Morganton,   NC   28655

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    110 East Meeting St.

    Morganton,   NC   28655


Carved deep into the Blue Ridge Mountains by the Linville River, the Linville Gorge is one of Eastern America’s most scenic and inviting gorges. For 12 miles, the river descends more than 2,000 feet through the Gorge, including via Linville Falls, to level at Lake James. Part of the Pisgah National Forest, the Gorge has been commonly called the "Grand Canyon of the East." It's one of only two wilderness gorges in the Southeast.

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Gingercake Rd
Morganton NC 28655


Latitude: 36° 4' 4.7994" / Longitude: -81° 52' 22.44"

Special Directions:

I-40, exit 105 through downtown Morganton onto Hwy 181, 19 miles to left on Gingercake Rd.

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