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.
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This is such a beautiful place!! Plus, it is always fun to go hiking! We live in the heart of the Hocking Hills in Ohio. I’m betting that you’re familiar with the area. We don’t have a lot in terms of creature comforts here, but the natural beauty is incredible—and the trails and caves are so gorgeous during any season. Right now we tend to defer to the summer crowds, but come fall and winter we love to do the upper rim trail of Old Man’s Cave.
I have great memories of Hocking Hills and Old Man’s Cave and if I tried I could probably dig up some old photographs from going camping there when I was little. You are correct–there is such natural beauty there and it remains one of my favorite Ohio places. My sister lives close to Mohican and we sometimes go hiking there when we visit .
Lovely waterfall pics!! The only waterfall I’ve seen lately is at Krape Park!
That counts, Jill! I loved Krape Park! You made me smile today with thinking about our time there!
So pretty! I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a waterfall in person!
Well we need to change that!!! When you visit we will give you the waterfall tour!
ooo a beauty rating! we haven’t spent much time outside in nature but feeling inspired to now.
Wow! These are beautiful!
Another lovely waterfall. They are so refreshing to experience, aren’t they?
Just beautiful! Just sometime so calm and relaxing about a waterfall.
Beautiful pictures. Haven’t been anywhere close to a waterfall in a very long time. Enjoyed this post!
Thanks so much, Karen. I know Ohio is not famous for its waterfalls but I am sure there are some someplace. Glad I could share some of mine with you. Hope you are doing well.
I always enjoy your waterfall posts. What places of serenity and beauty in God’s world. I can almost hear the rushing water.
Thanks, Audrey. Waterfalls are one of our favorite things along with lighthouses to visit. So peaceful.
When I think of the traffic on our interstate highways and rush hours in the cities, I feel the peace found in these pictures. Thanks for sharing, Beth Ann.
Lindsey, thanks for stopping by and yes–these are very peaceful pictures, aren’t they? I could sit by waterfalls for hours.