Top Adventures in Linville

  • Hike the Flat Rock Trail (NC)

    Flat Rock Trail is located off the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 308. There is a pull-off from the Parkway with a sign designating the location. There are several picnic tables around the pull-off, but I would recommend taking your lunch up to Fl...

    0.6 miles

  • Explore Beacon Heights on the Blue Ridge Parkway

    Beacon Heights is the perfect hike when you're on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Linville and Grandfather Mountain, Milepost 305.2. The trail is a steady climb uphill for less than a half mile. The last section being fairly steep and rocky. Once at...

    0.5 miles 200 ft gain

  • Hike to Rough Ridge on the Tanawha Trail from Beacon Heights

    If you're feeling frisky, set your alarm for the early am and park at the Beacon Heights Parking area about 30 minutes before dawn. Put on your head lamp and hike the short trip to Beacon Heights, bask in the glory of the warm morning sun, then he...

    8.2 miles

  • Hike the Profile Trail at Grandfather Mountain

    If you're looking for a challenge and hoping to escape the crowds at Grandfather Mountain, this is the hike for you. Climbing up the back side of the mountain (opposite the famed mile-high swinging bridge) this trail is fee-free and easy-to-access...

    6.2 miles 2300 ft gain

  • Hike Grandfather Mountain SP Profile Trail

    The Profile Trail at Grandfather Mountain State Park can be comparable as the "Grand Canyon of the East". The trail is a rough 3.10 mile hike straight up taking an ascent of 1,775 feet. Each mile takes an avid hiker about an hour to complete. Here...

    3.1 miles 1775 ft gain

  • Hike Rough Ridge

    The trailhead for Rough Ridge will be on your righthand side when driving the Blue Ridge Parkway from Boone, NC. This trail gets busy in the warmer months, but parking usually is not too much of an issue. This trail is not open in the winter.Rough...

  • Summit Calloway Peak in Grandfather Mountain SP

    At 5,946 feet, Calloway Peak provides hikers with perhaps the best view of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. You'll have to earn this view - it is a tough climb up, although not terribly long.Begin at the trailhead for Tanawha Trail in the Bo...

    6.6 miles 2464 ft gain

  • Explore Boone Fork Creek

    Boone Fork Bridge and creek is situated at the base of Grandfather Mountain, on the Blue Ridge Parkway, milepost 299.9. Elevation 3905'.The trailhead is at the left side of Boone Fork Creek parking area and the trail is a gentle meander through R...

    0.25 miles 75 ft gain

  • Hike to Little Hump Mountain

    Just before reaching Yellow Gap, note a Forest Service Road to your left. This takes you to the "Barn", an old barn that has been converted into an Appalachian Trail shelter. Continue north on Overmountain Trail for another few hundred feet, and y...

    10.8 miles 2437 ft gain

  • Hike to Linville Falls

    Linville falls is one of North Carolina's treasures and perhaps the most photographed water fall in the state. Bring the whole family out and explore the area surrounding the falls. There are about 4 total miles of trails meandering around and thr...

    1 miles 100 ft gain

  • Camp and Paddle at Price Lake

    This campground is all kinds of amazing, and if you get one of the sites in the A loop, you will have lakefront property (just be warned, if I see you there, I'll have to crash with you ;-). Price Lake is a gorgeous lake right off the Blue Ridge ...

  • Camp on Hawksbill Mountain

    Hidden far above the beautiful Linville Gorge stands Hawksbill Mountain, among many other fantastic hikes. The roughly 1.7 mile hike from the dusty gravel parking lot is steep but worth every step. It took me about an hour to conquer with a few wa...

    1.7 miles 700 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Newland, North Carolina

      Linville Falls Campground

      Overview Located in a dense pine canopy, within hiking distance of Linville Gorge and along the famous Blue Ridge Parkway, Linville Falls Campground is an ideal location for your next family campin...

    • Blue Ridge Parkway

      Julian Price Campground

      Overview Located along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway in the lush green expanses of North Carolina, the Julian Price Campground is a top destination for boating, hiking, fishing and more. Whether it...

    • Boone, North Carolina

      Boone KOA

    • Hampton, Tennessee

      Dennis Cove Campground

      Overview Dennis Cove Campground will close for the season on Monday, October 14, 2019. Dennis Cove Campground is a secluded campground along Laurel Fork Creek at an elevation of 2,650 feet in Cart...

    • Burnsville, North Carolina

      Carolina Hemlocks Rec Area

      Overview Carolina Hemlocks Recreation Area sits in the scenic mountains of Pisgah National Forest. This is a great place for small to medium-sized groups to swim, fish, tube, hike, camp, picnic and...

    • 37692

      Rock Creek Recreation Area

      Overview Rock Creek Recreation Area is named for the small creek that runs alongside this recreation site. The facilities, creek-fed concrete pond and bathhouse were originally built by the Civil...

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