LINVILLE FALLS

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(Photo courtesy of NC Division of Travel and Tourism.)

Name: Linville Falls

County: Burke

Height: 150 feet

Water Source: Linville River

Mountains: Blue Ridge Mountains

Park: Linville Falls

Owner: Federal

Trail Length (one-way): 0.8 miles

Trail Difficulty (scale: 0 easy-10 very difficult): 7

Beauty Rating (scale: 10 highest): 10

Wheelchair Accessible: No

 


Facts: Linville Falls has the largest volume of water of any waterfall on the northern edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This waterfall is in two sections: the upper falls and the lower falls, which were once about the same height. Around 1900, however, floodwaters caused a section of the upper falls to collapse to the top of the lower falls, making the lower falls considerably longer.

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