Linville Falls

Jason and I drove to North Carolina today to check out Linville Falls, which was located off Blue Ridge Parkway.

Once we arrived there was a map outside the welcome center that showed the different trails you could follow to check out the waterfall.

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This was the first view as we walked away from the Welcome Center.

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We first followed the gravel pathway to Gorge View that lead to the lookout  at the top of the waterfall. This hike was very easy and traveled by many others of all ages.

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One of the many beautiful sites along the trail.

Linville Falls …

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It was very pretty to look down at the waterfall, along with the creek. This area of North Carolina is absolutely stunning with all the rock formations.

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After taking this all in we traveled to Chimney View. Again not a bad hike.

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This viewpoint showed us the flow of water that streamed down to the waterfall. It was neat to see it from this vantage point.

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Then the adventures began. We took Plunge Basin, which was the hardest hike of them all and less traveled by others.

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It started off not to hard and then the farther we went down the more strenuous it became. With that said, it still was not too bad. The closer we hiked towards the water, the more tree roots and rocks became a part of the trail.

Like always, the end result was completely worth the workout.

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There were a few places to climb to get different views of the waterfall. The closer you get to the waterfall the better the sound and the cooler the air became.

It was quite impressive too see what kind of waves the waterfall was producing, that sound was incredible to hear. It brought me back to the beaches of Florida as the waves made it to the shore.

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It was again a perfect day, the weather wasn’t too hot and the skies remained blue while we were there.

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Linville Falls was a beautiful waterfall … the rocks were also incredible!

This is a cave located near the waterfall.

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Another view looking sideways to the opening of the cave.

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Another fantastic day out in nature with Jason.

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