North Carolina

Linville Falls Trail

photo: Linville Falls from plunge pool. Photo by Bryan Hodges.

Length: 1.20 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry, Nature Trail
Agency: National Park Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: At Linville Falls on Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 316.4.
State(s): North Carolina
Longitude: -81.92804
Latitude: 35.95485

Driving Directions

The falls are located at Mile Post 316.3 of the Blue Ridge Parkway, north of where US 221 crosses the Parkway and south of where NC 181 crosses the Parkway.

Access to the Falls can also be obtained from the Kistler Memorial Highway, 105. At the Linville Falls Community, take NC 183 for 1/2 a mile. Turn right on NC 105. Go 1/10 of a mile to the parking lot on the left. The Linville Falls trail is .5 miles long and connects to the Park Service trail system.


Linville Falls is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Trails lead to views of both the upper and lower falls. Forests offer virgin hemlock mixed with other familiar trees such as white pine, oaks, hickory, and birch. A colorful and varied display of wildflowers decorates the trails in the spring. Red and golden leaves in fall beautifully contrast with the soothing green of hemlocks.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Rock, smooth

Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Linville Falls information
Website: Forest Service - trail information

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Information Contact:
Blue Ridge Parkway NPS
199 Hemphill Knob Road
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 348-3400



Linville Falls from plunge pool. Photo by Bryan Hodges.

Linville Falls from plunge pool. Photo by Bryan Hodges.


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