Linville Falls is the most popular waterfall in the Blue Ridge Mountains because of its accessibility to the Blue Ridge Parkway. It’s a spectacular three-tiered waterfall plunging into Linville Gorge beginning with the upper falls in this photo. The Visitor’s Center is at Mile Marker 316. To find information on the two hiking trails along with a map of the trail, click here.

Of course, with Wessy at my side, long exposure photos are not what I’m doing right now but I did sneak one in here. This is of the second falls as it flows down to the larger falls at the bottom of the gorge floor.

There are three trails at Linville Falls. The Falls trail is only 1.6 miles round trip and is pretty easy. The Gorge Trail distance is 1.4 miles round trip and strenuous. The Plunge Basin Trail is 1 mile round trip and moderate. Wessy got to go with us but had to remain on a six-foot lead, which she always is on.

My sweet Wessy looking up to see what we are going to do next. The overlook walls are really this low, so I kept a very close eye on her.

She”s learned how to “pose” for a photo and she is not quite 10-months old.

Anne posing for the camera and relaxing.

Pat continues to do so well with her hip replacement—up and down rock steps and really moving so fast at times that she could pass me and Wessy!

This is a beautiful park and is “billed” as the Grand Canyon of the Southern Appalachians. The rangers are super friendly. My only negative is again the amount of people, who are out and about and rushing around doing crazy things.

We managed to make it to the last overlook and had a few moments alone before a crowd arrived.

Goodbye until you see us on our next trail!