Linville Gorge Wilderness Area

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25 mi 40 km

Hikes

36 mi 58 km

Trails
Gems
3 Gems

Easy Trails
1 Trails
Intermediate Trails
7 Trails
Hard Trails
7 Trails

Food and Drink

After the Hike: Local Favorites

Los Arcoiris Great food great prices!
The Italian Restaurant Nothing fancy, just a small-town restaurant with good Italian food and generous portions.
Old Hampton Store and Grist Mill Pulled pork, baked beans and coleslaw were delicious. Blackberry pie with ice cream was really good! Live music was nice.
77 Ruffin St, Linville NC — (828) 733-5213
The Tartan Restaurant Get the cheesesteak!
31 Coffey Rd, Linville NC — (828) 733-0779
Judge's Riverside BBQ The buffet is great and sitting riverfront doesn't hurt either.
Friday Friends french onion soup is great here, love all their salads, and haven't had anything here that I haven't liked but they have so many choices I haven't tried them all. make sure you have lots of time here
315 Sanford Dr, Morganton NC — (828) 430-3024
Silver Creek Restaurant Best fast food in Morganton for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
908 W Union St, Morganton NC — (828) 438-1772
Bella's Neighborhood Italian Restaurant Calzone is huge. The Greek one is amazing.
Pedalin' Pig Service is horrible. Waited 1 hour for take out and they got the order wrong. Kids cheeseburger was a tragedy. How do you screw up a cheeseburger? Really? Just no. This place is a big bucket of nope
Puerto Nuevo This place is really cheap and the food and service is amazing. The restaurant itself is also very pretty and high class
Yianni's Family Restaurant Everything is tasty.
112 W Union St, Morganton NC — (828) 430-8700
Root And Vine Resturant Great Chef made food and designed menu, the staff is superb! The only gourmet restaurant in Town
Jake's Wayback Burgers All great food! and MILKSHAKES!!!!!
Wisteria Southern Gastropub The food, amazing. The beer, the choices. The staff, on top of it.
Applebee's Morganton Wonton tacos brah
The Lodge Espresso Bar & Eatery Remember always wear pants.
Jersey Mike's Subs
Banner Elk Cafe Shrimp and lobster mac n cheese is to die for! Great espresso bar as well.
Sorrento's Bistro They even let us bring the on the patio
The Bayou Smokehouse & Grill Great atmosphere and wonderful staff. Plus great food.
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Gems in Linville Gorge Wilderness Area - 3

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14.0 mi 22.5 km
#1 Linville Gorge Trail
Glen Alpine, NC
14.0 mi 22.5 km Glen Alpine, NC
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Mostly Dry, Fallen Trees - Started the loop the day the trails opened back up after the fire. Trees down everywhere. Still some smoldering. Trail...
23 days ago
Glen Alpine, NC
7.7 mi 12.4 km Glen Alpine, NC
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Dry, Fallen Trees
5 days ago
2.2 mi 3.5 km
#3 Jonas Ridge Trail
Linville, NC
2.2 mi 3.5 km Linville, NC
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Spruce Pine, NC
1.2 mi 1.9 km Spruce Pine, NC
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Spruce Pine, NC
0.7 mi 1.1 km Spruce Pine, NC
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2.2 mi 3.6 km
#6 Blue Dot Trail
Glen Alpine, NC
2.2 mi 3.6 km Glen Alpine, NC
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Mostly Dry, Fallen Trees - Started the loop the day the trails opened back up after the fire. Trees down everywhere. Still some smoldering. Trail...
23 days ago
1.0 mi 1.6 km
#7 Conley Cove Trail
Spruce Pine, NC
1.0 mi 1.6 km Spruce Pine, NC
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1.1 mi 1.8 km
#8 Pinch-In Trail
Spruce Pine, NC
1.1 mi 1.8 km Spruce Pine, NC
Minor Issues
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Mostly Dry, Fallen Trees - Started the loop the day the trails opened back up after the fire. Trees down everywhere. Still some smoldering. Trail...
23 days ago
Spruce Pine, NC
1.0 mi 1.6 km Spruce Pine, NC
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1.3 mi 2.0 km
#10 Rock Jock Trail
Spruce Pine, NC
1.3 mi 2.0 km Spruce Pine, NC
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1.1 mi 1.7 km
#11 Wolf Pit Trail
Glen Alpine, NC
1.1 mi 1.7 km Glen Alpine, NC
Minor Issues
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Mostly Dry, Fallen Trees - Started the loop the day the trails opened back up after the fire. Trees down everywhere. Still some smoldering. Trail...
23 days ago
Spruce Pine, NC
1.5 mi 2.4 km Spruce Pine, NC
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Spruce Pine, NC
1.3 mi 2.2 km Spruce Pine, NC
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