Painted with dropping valleys and lined with alluring rock faces, Linville Gorge Wilderness Area is just as rugged as it is rich with flora and fauna. Ideal for the more, shall we say, endurance-minded backpacker and perfect for a rock climber, the rock faces are epically inviting. However, if you’re more apt to keep both feet on the ground, the area’s snaking hiking trails shouldn’t be overlooked.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
11 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


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Hipcamper Heather
Heather N.
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July 12th, 2017

Yes the hiking is great, yes the views are spectacular, but the one thing I will recommend (at risk of losing my favorite spot) camp at the top of watchman's view. It won't disappoint with the sunrise views.

Hipcamper Ron
Ron B.
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March 9th, 2017

Recently completed the 23 mile Linville Gorge Loop at the end of February. It was pretty challenging & took us just under 48 hours to complete. The Loop gives you great views of the Gorge from the top and down inside of it. Finding the trail on day two made things interesting toward the second half of the 13-14 mile day. Amazing camp sites all over. Love the Linville Gorge Wilderness. If you do the loop, be prepared to work more than play or give yourself 3-4 days.

Hipcamper edward
Edward W.
recommends this listing.
April 3rd, 2017

Hit the stair climber beforehand.

Hipcamper Alexander
Alexander L.
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April 23rd, 2017

The falls are a longer trail then expected. Tell your wife your going or she may panic when your not back for a long time.

Hipcamper Leah
Leah A.
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July 15th, 2017

Look up info on the alien sightings here for some extra fun :)

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Hipcamper Derek
Derek T.
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February 28th, 2018

The roadside campsites near Wiseman's View Overlook afford some of the best car camping east of the Rockies! Make sure and scout your site early in the summer, as they fill up fast.

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Pisgah National Forest
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