Hiking at the Linville Falls Visitors Center....The Lower Trail
I have done this hike a couple of times. Always fun. I think it is called the Linville Falls Plunge Basin Trail. It is the trail just left of the Linville Falls Visitors Center. It is a more difficult trail then the one to the right. Both are lovely. Here is some info on that hike found on Asheville Trails
Below is some info from Hike Western NC. Here is what they had to say....
Linville Falls Plunge Basin Trail
|Erica be careful!|
Linville Falls - Plunge Basin Hike
"A short but rugged trail takes you to the base of this impressive falls; the roughness is mitigated somewhat since it's short. Stare up at the gorge walls and marvel at the water churning through a narrow chasm before plunging into the deep pool at the bottom. A side spur to a classic overlook is also included."
There was some challenging aspect to this trail. It was steep, and there was little to grab hold of for support during the descent or the climb back up. I would recommend a walking stick for this trail.
The stairs were a nice touch....
We made it to the base of the falls...
We brought along a picnic lunch from Subway...
Great day hiking in the NC mountains with Erica. Can't wait to go again.
Get out and explore!