Linville Gorge Wilderness

Linville Gorge is a wilderness area covering over 12,000 acres in the Grandfather Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest.  The gorge is formed by Jonas Ridge to the east and Linville Mountain to the west, with the Linville River running through the gorge.  Sometimes referred to as the "Grand Canyon of North Carolina", the Linville River lies almost 2000 feet below the surrounding mountains and makes for challenging hiking explorations.  Established in 1964, Linville Gorge was one of the first federally-designated wilderness areas in the eastern US.

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