Explore Wiseman's View

Rate this Adventure North Carolina Wiseman's View Scenic Overlook Parkinglot

Added by Jen Donggur

Explore one of the best overlooks in North Carolina. Enjoy views of the Linville Gorge as well as the Linville River. The trail leading to Linville Falls is not too far from the overlook.

From the parking area, head towards a paved road that leads you to the overlook. The walk to reach the overlook is much shorter than the drive and once you arrive, you'll see that it was all worth it. From what I've seen, there are two overlooks at Wiseman's View and they both offer great views. You will have to go down a flight of steps, however, so I'm not sure if there's an alternate way for those in wheelchairs to access them. I've been to Wiseman's View twice and received a different view and experience both times!

Getting there: Once you head into State Road 1238, you will see a sign that says Wiseman's View but you haven't arrived at the overlook just yet. If you continue driving down the road past the parking area for Linville Falls, then you'll be heading toward the overlook. It takes quite a while to reach your destination and may seem like you're going on forever as you drive down this rocky road for about 4 miles before reaching the parking lot. Do be careful because you will have to share the road and no one wants to be driving recklessly.

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Blanket
  • Toilet Paper (in case bathroom has run out)
Read More

Share

Activities:

Chillin, Photography

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Autumn

Features:

Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Handicap Accessible
River
Romantic
Scenic
Waterfall

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

Have you done this adventure? Have something to add? You could be the first to leave a review!

Added by Jen Donggur

Hiker and Day Tripper

More Adventures Nearby

Hike to Crabtree Falls

North Carolina / Crabtree Meadows Campground

Starting from the old store parking area at MP 339.5 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, follow the trail through a meadow past the campground amphitheater.

Elyse Clark
12 Saves

Hike to Skinny Dip Falls

North Carolina / Looking Glass Falls Overlook Parking Area

Park at the Looking Glass Rock Overlook. After enjoying the view of Looking Glass Rock, gear up and head to the right side of the parking area (right side if your back is to the overlook).

Jess Fischer
19 Saves

Hike to Douglas Falls

North Carolina / Douglas Falls Trailhead

The trail begins at the back of the parking area, and is marked by a trail sign. Once on the trail it is a straight shot to the waterfall with no turnoffs.

Nathan Szwarc
12 Saves