Significant rain storms increase the flow of water gushing at Upper Linville Falls, North Carolina
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Debris at Upper Linville Falls
Storm damage is still evident and previously accessible viewing areas are closed at Upper Linville Falls, North Carolina.
Rock Formations at the Waterfalls
Spectacular rock formations at the Upper Linville Falls, North Carolina
Linville Falls has two sections – Upper and Lower – and can be viewed from four vantage points. Linville Falls thunders through a towering cliff before pooling in a deep, wide basin below the waterfall and flowing downriver through the 12-mile gorge.
The Linville River flows from its headwaters high on the steep slopes of Grandfather Mountain and cascades through two falls as it begins a nearly 2,000 foot descent through this rugged and spectacularly beautiful gorge. Known by the Cherokee as “the river of many cliffs,” Linville Gorge was the nation’s first officially designated wilderness area. Linville Falls is probably the most photographed waterfall in North Carolina.
Linville Upper Falls Panorama
Linville Falls is probably the most photographed waterfall in North Carolina. The Upper Falls Overlook is the easiest to reach and offers a protected view of the twin waterfalls.
Flowing from Linville Falls
Linville Falls is the most popular waterfall in the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina because of its accessibility to the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is a spectacular three-tiered waterfall plunging into Linville Gorge, the “Grand Canyon of the Southern Appalachians.”
Taming of the Falls
Linville Falls is slowed down to a relatively small trickle as it is tamed by the pool of water. It is an ideal position for one sitting on the rock to admire the falls.
A closeup of Linville Falls with faint reflections of the waterfall
Flowing water from Linville Falls, North Carolina
The beauty of Linville Falls, North Carolina
Water gushing from the boulders at Linville Falls
Flowing From the Rocks
The base of Linville Falls surrounded by rocks …
Lush Green Watering Hole
Lush greenery surrounds the pool of water from Linville Falls
Green Backdrop for a Waterfall
Greenery acts as a backdrop for Upper Linville Falls
Layers of Falls
Upper Linville Falls has cascading layers of mini waterfalls
Upper Linville Falls
Upper Linville Falls cascades down in a pair of synchronous waterfalls framed by 20-foot-tall outcrops.
A Watering Hole in the Mountains
A partial view of Upper Linville Falls from Chimney View
Viewing Linville Falls
A spectacular view of Linville Falls, North Carolina from Erwin’s View
Linville Falls in North Carolina
Linville Falls is a waterfall located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The falls move in several distinct steps, beginning in a twin set of upper falls, moving down a small gorge, and culminating in a high-volume 45-foot drop. It is named for the Linville River, which goes over the falls.