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.
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.”
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
The base of Linville Falls surrounded by rocks …
Lush greenery surrounds the pool of water from Linville Falls
Greenery acts as a backdrop for Upper Linville Falls
Upper Linville Falls has cascading layers of mini waterfalls
Upper Linville Falls cascades down in a pair of synchronous waterfalls framed by 20-foot-tall outcrops.
A partial view of Upper Linville Falls from Chimney View
A spectacular view of Linville Falls, North Carolina from Erwin’s View
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.