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Linville Gorge Wilderness Area

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Gems in Linville Gorge Wilderness Area - 4

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gem Favorite The breathtaking sight of Linville Gorge from Shortoff Mountain.

Shortoff Mountain View

(12) Glen Al…, NC
gem Favorite Linville Gorge Wilderness Area as seen from the peak of Table Rock Mountain.

Table Rock Summit

(15) Spruce…, NC
gem Favorite Watching a mixture of fog and clouds dissipate as the sun rises above Linville Gorge. Those rolling clouds get misty - bring a rain jacket!

Big Flat Rock Overlook / Campsite

(9) Spruce…, NC
gem Favorite Profile of Linville Falls from Plunge Basin

Linville Falls

(1) Newland, NC

Recommended Routes in Linville Gorge Wilderness Area - 3

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Favorite Tablerock Mountain (to the right) from Shortoff Mountain.
Difficult Difficult

Linville Gorge Wilderness Loop

21.9 mi 35.2 km 4,723' Up 1439.6 m Up 4,722' Down 1439.31 m Down

Glen Al…, NC
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Favorite “Cave” along Conley Cove Trail.
Difficult Difficult

Conley Cove

2.5 mi 4.0 km 1,025' Up 312.29 m Up 1,025' Down 312.37 m Down

Spruce…, NC
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Favorite Profile of Linville Falls from Plunge Basin
Intermediate Intermediate

Linville Falls Full Tour

4.7 mi 7.6 km 953' Up 290.58 m Up 938' Down 285.8 m Down

Spruce…, NC
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Linville Gorge Wilderness Area Running

  • 48 Miles 78 Kilometers of Trail
  • 3 Recommended Routes
  • 4 Gems Gems
  • 1 Easy Trail Easy Trails
  • 9 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 15 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Linville Gorge Wilderness Area - 22

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7.7 mi 12.4 km #1Shortoff Mountain Trail
Difficult Difficult
Glen Alpine, NC
Difficult Difficult
Glen Alpine, NC 22 
1.0 mi 1.6 km #2Hawksbill Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Spruce Pine, NC
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Spruce Pine, NC 25 
0.7 mi 1.1 km #3Table Rock Summit Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Spruce Pine, NC
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Spruce Pine, NC 14 
1.1 mi 1.8 km #4Pinch-In Trail
Difficult Difficult
Spruce Pine, NC
Difficult Difficult
Spruce Pine, NC 18 
14.0 mi 22.5 km #5Linville Gorge Trail
Difficult Difficult
Glen Alpine, NC
Difficult Difficult
Glen Alpine, NC
1.0 mi 1.6 km #6Conley Cove Trail
Difficult Difficult
Spruce Pine, NC
Difficult Difficult
Spruce Pine, NC
0.4 mi 0.6 km #7Table Rock Gap Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Spruce Pine, NC
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Spruce Pine, NC
1.1 mi 1.7 km #8Wolf Pit Trail
Difficult Difficult
Glen Alpine, NC
Difficult Difficult
Glen Alpine, NC 17 
1.3 mi 2.1 km #9Devil's Hole Trail
Difficult Difficult
Spruce Pine, NC
Difficult Difficult
Spruce Pine, NC
2.2 mi 3.5 km #10Jonas Ridge Trail
Difficult Difficult
Linville, NC
Difficult Difficult
Linville, NC

Photos of Linville Gorge Wilderness Area - 79

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Watching a mixture of fog and clouds dissipate as the sun rises above Linville Gorge. Those rolling clouds get misty - bring a rain jacket!
Nov 20, 2015 near Spruce…, NC
Tablerock Mountain (to the right) from Shortoff Mountain.
Dec 2, 2015 near Glen Al…, NC
The path behind Big Flat Rock Overlook that takes adventurous hikers up and over the campsite.
Dec 2, 2015 near Spruce…, NC
From Table Rock
Dec 3, 2015 near Spruce…, NC
I awoke to one of the most beautiful views the first morning of our hike. I sat in the hammock and took it all in as I watched the sun rise over the horizon!
Feb 4, 2017 near Glen Al…, NC
Linville Gorge Wilderness Area as seen from the peak of Table Rock Mountain.
Aug 1, 2017 near Spruce…, NC
View from our campsite under the rock outcropping. Have to climb up a washout right before you get to table rock.
Apr 30, 2018 near Spruce…, NC
Big flat rock overlook. Taken from the top of the trail that leads to an incredible look out.
Oct 8, 2018 near Spruce…, NC
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