Best Trails Near Linville NC

Linville has 22 trails in the vicinity, including 16 hiking trails and 5 for mountain biking. These trails range from 0.7 to 21.7 miles in length. The longest trail in Linville is Woods Mountain a well-known trail measuring 21.7 miles in total length.

The most popular trails are Grandfather Mountain-Mileposts 299.9-305.1, Lake James — Shortoff Mountain Trail and Tanawha Trail. Trails.com member Christina M. recently completed Linn Cove Viaduct (Milepost 304.4).

More information on the best trails in Linville can be found below.
  • Lake James — Shortoff Mountain Trail

    10 Reviews

    Linville, NC

    Psst! Put down that trail guide telling you that the way to get to the best view of Linville Gorge is via a strenuous 11.2-mile march. I’ve got a shortcut that’ll get you there in about 2 miles. ...
    •  1.5 to 2.5 hours
    •  4.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Psst! Put down that trail guide telling you that the way to get to the best view of Linville Gorge is via a strenuous 11.2-mile ...

  • Tanawha Trail

    4 Reviews

    Linville, NC

    Costly trail and road-building techniques were required to minimize impact when the Blue Ridge Parkway finally crossed the fragile side of Grandfather Mountain. The road opened on September 11, ...
    •  .03-2.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Costly trail and road-building techniques were required to minimize impact when the Blue Ridge Parkway finally crossed the ...

  • Grandfather Mountain-Mileposts 299.9-305.1

    3 Reviews

    Linville, NC

    Grandfather Mountain’s public image has evolved over the years. Once almost exclusively seen as a tourist attraction, Grandfather has become synonymous with its spectacular backcountry. The Mile-High ...
    •  1.8-7 miles
    •  Guide

    Grandfather Mountain’s public image has evolved over the years. Once almost exclusively seen as a tourist attraction, Grandfather ...

  • Linn Cove Viaduct (Milepost 304.4)

    1 Reviews

    Linville, NC

    A wheelchair-accessible paved path leads under the stunning span of the Parkway’s Linn Cove Viaduct and then continues as a rougher trail through beautiful Linn Cove. The turnaround point is ...
    •  0.3-1 miles
    •  Guide

    A wheelchair-accessible paved path leads under the stunning span of the Parkway’s Linn Cove Viaduct and then continues as ...

  • Tanawha Trail to Rough Ridge (Milepost 302.8)

    1 Reviews

    Linville, NC

    Quite possibly the Parkway’s easiest path to a spectacular view, here the Tanawha Trail traverses the alpine-appearing crest of a leading ridge to Grandfather Mountain. The cliff-lined alpine ...
    •  0.6-2 miles
    •  Guide

    Quite possibly the Parkway’s easiest path to a spectacular view, here the Tanawha Trail traverses the alpine-appearing crest ...

  • Schoolhouse Ridge

    1 Reviews

    Linville, NC

    This ten-mile loop uses a two-and-a-half-mile section of singletrack to connect two gravel roads near the Mortimer Campground. The singletrack was originally designed with hikers in mind, ...
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    This ten-mile loop uses a two-and-a-half-mile section of singletrack to connect two gravel roads near the Mortimer Campground. ...

  • Yancy Ridge

    1 Reviews

    Linville, NC

    Perhaps the best ride in the Wilson Creek area is this eight-mile-plus doubletrack loop. But don't let the doubletrack tag fool you. It's not smooth and well maintained. Big rocks and ruts in ...
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    Perhaps the best ride in the Wilson Creek area is this eight-mile-plus doubletrack loop. But don't let the doubletrack tag ...

  • North Harper Falls

    0 Reviews

    Linville, NC

    This is one of the most enthralling falls on the Blue Ridge, and you can soak in a little pioneer history at the hike’s beginning. First, the North Harper Falls Trail traces an old forest road ...
    •  2.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This is one of the most enthralling falls on the Blue Ridge, and you can soak in a little pioneer history at the hike’s beginning. ...

  • Flat Rock Self-Guiding Loop Trail (Milepost 308.3)

    0 Reviews

    Linville, NC

    This educational trail has good distant views of noteworthy nearby summits. Here’s a rare hike—one not to miss for serious hikers and more casual Parkway motorists alike. This is a quick walk ...
    •  0.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This educational trail has good distant views of noteworthy nearby summits. Here’s a rare hike—one not to miss for serious ...

  • Beacon Heights Trail (Milepost 305.2)

    0 Reviews

    Linville, NC

    A short and popular leg-stretcher affords spectacular views of Grandfather Mountain and its nearly vertical-mile drop to the Piedmont. The grades are gradual, the footing isn’t very difficult, ...
    •  0.7 miles
    •  Guide

    A short and popular leg-stretcher affords spectacular views of Grandfather Mountain and its nearly vertical-mile drop to ...

  • Lower Falls of Upper Creek Trail

    0 Reviews

    Linville, NC

    The Lower Falls of Upper Creek trail leads you on a steady downhill trek all the way to the falls. Once you reach the base, you’re greeted with a charming waterfall that flows between large rounded ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  1.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The Lower Falls of Upper Creek trail leads you on a steady downhill trek all the way to the falls. Once you reach the base, ...

  • Harper Creek Trail

    0 Reviews

    Linville, NC

    The Harper Creek Trail begins with a steep and strenuous climb, but then flattens out to a leisurely stroll through the Pisgah National Forest. You’ll navigate a few forks before arriving at ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    The Harper Creek Trail begins with a steep and strenuous climb, but then flattens out to a leisurely stroll through the Pisgah ...

  • Hunt Fish Falls Trail

    0 Reviews

    Linville, NC

    The Hunt Fish Falls trail makes a steady descent all the way to the falls. You don’t realize how challenging it is until you come back out. But the prize is well worth the effort! This little ...
    •  1 hour 10 min
    •  1.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The Hunt Fish Falls trail makes a steady descent all the way to the falls. You don’t realize how challenging it is until ...

  • Wilson Creek — Huntfish Falls Trail

    0 Reviews

    Linville, NC

    Like Harper Creek Falls, the hike to Huntfish Falls is short at 0.7 mile, about half the distance to Harper. But it’s also steep. In the 0.7-mile descent from the trailhead to the falls, you ...
    •  2 to 4 hours
    •  3.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Like Harper Creek Falls, the hike to Huntfish Falls is short at 0.7 mile, about half the distance to Harper. But it’s also ...

  • Flat Rock Self-Guiding Loop-Milepost 308.3

    0 Reviews

    Linville, NC

    An educational trail with natural history interpretive signs as well as sighting devices to help identify noteworthy nearby summits; good distant views. Here’s a rare hike—one not to miss for ...
    •  0.7 miles
    •  Guide

    An educational trail with natural history interpretive signs as well as sighting devices to help identify noteworthy nearby ...

  • Beacon Heights from the Parkway and via the Mountains-to-Sea Trail-Milepost 305.2

    0 Reviews

    Linville, NC

    A short and popular leg-stretcher with spectacular views of Grandfather Mountain and its nearly vertical-mile drop to the Piedmont. By adding either short or long stretches of the Mountains-to-Sea ...
    •  0.7-4.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A short and popular leg-stretcher with spectacular views of Grandfather Mountain and its nearly vertical-mile drop to the ...

  • Linville Area

    0 Reviews

    Linville, NC

    This short and popular Blue Ridge Parkway leg-stretcher offers spectacular views of a nearly vertical-mile drop to the Piedmont. An option to start on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail helps hikers ...
    •  0.7-4.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This short and popular Blue Ridge Parkway leg-stretcher offers spectacular views of a nearly vertical-mile drop to the Piedmont. ...

  • Grandfather Mountain Cruise

    0 Reviews

    Linville , NC

    Grandfather Mountain may be the most recognizable peak in western North Carolina. The cruise is a thrill-a-minute bicycle loop. In 18 miles you wind around switchbacks on a segment of the mountain's ...
    •  18.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Grandfather Mountain may be the most recognizable peak in western North Carolina. The cruise is a thrill-a-minute bicycle ...

  • Linville Gorge Wilderness

    0 Reviews

    Linville, NC

    A 12,000-acre tract of designated wilderness, Linville Gorge lies between Jonas Ridge to the east and Linville Mountain to the west. The Blue Ridge Parkway skirts the head of the gorge on the ...
    •  0.2-9 miles
    •  Guide

    A 12,000-acre tract of designated wilderness, Linville Gorge lies between Jonas Ridge to the east and Linville Mountain to ...

  • Woods Mountain

    0 Reviews

    Linville, NC

    It starts with an 11-mile climb. No breaks. Just straight up. Over two thousand feet of vertical change. Singletrack for advanced riders only. For those who are looking for a classic mountain ...
    •  21.7 miles
    •  Guide

    It starts with an 11-mile climb. No breaks. Just straight up. Over two thousand feet of vertical change. Singletrack for ...

  • Woodruff Branch

    0 Reviews

    Linville, NC

    This route has some relatively short but extremely technical mileage in places. Although Grandfather Mountain is hidden from view on this ride, the end of FS 4081 is a good place to take an ...
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    This route has some relatively short but extremely technical mileage in places. Although Grandfather Mountain is hidden ...

  • Upper Wilson

    0 Reviews

    Linville, NC

    The 6.5 miles of Upper Wilson loop are made up of a two-mile section of singletrack, two and a half miles of gated fire road, and two miles of open gravel. The most noteworthy feature of the ...
    •  6.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The 6.5 miles of Upper Wilson loop are made up of a two-mile section of singletrack, two and a half miles of gated fire road, ...