Linville Gorge Trail
ElevationAscent: 3,096' 944 m
Descent: -1,080' -329 m
High: 3,270' 997 m
Low: 1,254' 382 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)
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“A beautiful backcountry trail that follows the Linville River; it is abundant with life.”— Max Willner
Runners will notice a great number of fallen trees in the area, due to the Southern Pine Beetle infestation.
This trail follows the Linville River for the most part, providing ample locations to replenish water. As always, please remember to use a filter - never drink water directly from the source.
Local fauna - white-tail deer, black bears, squirrel, raccoon, grouse, turkey, vultures, owls, hawks, as well as brown and rainbow trout. As for snakes, there are copperheads and timber rattlesnakes. Smaller fish and crawfish can also be found in the river.
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