Linville NC is an exciting place to visit, full of beautiful locations and fun NC mountain attractions. Spend the day at Grandfather Mountain or the Linville Gorge wilderness area and you can enjoy hiking and mountain biking to some spectacular views of the Blue Ridge. Take a tour through the famous Linville Caverns and learn about how the mountains were formed and what makes the cave such a mysterious and exciting place!
Grandfather Mountain is a must see as it is the highest peak in the Blue Ridge Mountain range and perhaps one of the best known attractions in the High Country! Always a family favorite, you and your loved ones can spend the day on the mountain enjoying the mile-high swinging bridge, the animal habitats and the great hiking trails you’ll find atop Grandfather. With excellent places to picnic, camp and hike, you’ll never run out of fun things to do. Also atop Grandfather Mountain is the Grandfather museum which features artifacts and exhibits on the Cherokee Indians and other important facts about the history of the area.
Linville Caverns are one of the best attractions in Linville and simply a must see for anyone enjoying a day in the region. Take a tour through the mysterious underground caves, formed by limestone over the years, and go through the narrow passageways to view the stalactites and stalagmites.
19929 US Hwy 221 N
Marion, NC 28752
Linville Falls marks the beginning of the Linville Gorge, an area formed by the Linville River and features a gorgeous waterfall that flows off a stunning 45 foot drop-off. Linville Falls is owned by the National Park Service and they operate a visitor’s center and the trails that lead to the views of the falls. Currently there are 4 trails leading to overlooks where you can enjoy views of the falls. Linville Falls are located at mile post 316.3 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, north of where US 221 crosses the Parkway and south of where NC 181 crosses the Parkway.
Linville Gorge Wilderness Area
The Linville Gorge Wilderness area is the third largest wilderness area in North Carolina, comprising 11,876 acres around the Linville River. Camping, hiking and rock climbing are all permitted in the area and are popular weekend and getaway activities for those who find themselves in the area.