Touted as ‘The Grand Canyon of North Carolina’, Linville Gorge offers incredible hiking for both the novice and experienced hiker. The Blue Ridge Parkway, brimming with spectacular views, is just 500 feet away. Linville Falls is must-see, carrying water from the river over several layers of falls, ending in a spectacular 45-foot waterfall pouring into the sparkling riverbed below.
The Linville Falls area is a hiker’s paradise, and the campground provides easy access to several trails that allow visitors to experience the stunning scenery and abundant wildlife. Once at the gorge, visitors can hike more challenging trails down to the river, where fishing for trout is a popular pastime. Linville Falls is approximately 12 miles from Spruce Pine and can be reached via the Blue Ridge Parkway or by traveling Hwy 19 E to Hwy 194 N to Hwy 221 S.