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Blue Ridge Parkway Waterfalls: Linville Falls

Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 316.3 – 317.8: Linville Falls Visitor Center and Park Store

Trails near the Linville Falls Visitor Center lead to the breathtaking three-tiered Linville Falls over the Linville Gorge via both strenuous and moderate hikes. The steep-walled Gorge is known as the “Grand Canyon of the Southern Appalachians.”

Linville Falls Visitor Center (MP 317.8) hosts 350,000 visitors annually. Linville Falls is probably the most famous waterfall in the Blue Ridge.The trails include four overlooks to the waterfalls, where wild flowers and foliage abound along the way. Please note that climbing on rocks or swimming in the water around Linville Falls is prohibited.


This campground has 50 tent sites and 20 RV sites, which sit on the banks of the Linville River. It is the Parkway’s smallest and most popular campground. It is the only developed site on the Parkway that allows group camping. For more information, call (828) 765-6082.

Reservations can be made for portions of this campground online at or by calling 1-877-444-6777.

Area hikes include: Flat Rock, Camp Creek, River Bend, Duggers Creek, and Linville River Bridge Trails


  • Campground
  • Nearby trails
  • Visitor Center (MP 317.8)
  • Linville Falls Spur Road
  • Picnic area