Waterfall Wednesday is back with a waterfall found off the Blue Ridge Parkway north of Linville Gorge. It is a wondrous waterfall and can be viewed from several vantage points so it is a pretty great one to visit if you want to do a bit of hiking.
Some basic facts about the waterfall taken from my favorite waterfall resource book North Carolina Waterfalls: A Hiking and Photography Guide by Kevin Adams.
Beauty Rating: 10
River: Linville River
River Basin: Cataawba
Elevation: 3, 120 feet
Landowner: Blue Ridge Parkway
It really is an amazing waterfall and these views were taken from the Erwin View I believe. We hiked quite a bit on this visit and I didn’t write things down so I am relying on my faulty memory.
Another waterfall that we saw before hiking to this main one was a really lovely small one with a fabulous viewing area. I did not see any signs that indicated what it was called and I thought it was Linville Falls. After seeing the above waterfall I realized that it wasn’t. But it still deserves to be shared with you because ti was easy to get to and very beautiful.
Linville Falls and the Linville Gorge are wonderful places to hike and enjoy nature at its best. There were quite a few folks there hiking and enjoying the outdoors on the day we visited and I was glad that we had made the trip.
So tell me – have you been doing any hiking or checking out nature lately? I would love to hear about it so remember to Comment for a Cause — each comment this month means a 50 cent donation to The Wounded Warrior Project.