June 8th Linville Gorge – 7.5 Mile Hike (Strenuous)

Note: This outing is part of the North Carolina Sierra Club Our Wild NC celebration and qualifies for the Explore Our Wild NC Challenge. Sign up today to explore all the NC wilderness areas!

Linville Gorge Wilderness 7 ½ mile hike on the Conley Cove and Linville Gorge Trails

We will explore the scenic Conley Cove and Linville Gorge trails and the Linville River. The rhododendrons are likely to be in bloom which should make the natural beauty of the gorge even more spectacular. The trails are rugged and are unblazed, so the group will need to stay together. This hike is strenuous and is for fit, experienced hikers with sturdy comfortable closed toe footwear. Hiking boots or closed toe hiking sandals are recommended. We will stop periodically to admire the scenery. Please bring a minimum of ½ gallon of water and any food necessary to maintain energy for this hike. We will take a break for lunch and/or a snack at the half-way point. After the hike, we plan to stop at Wiseman’s View which is one of the more dramatic viewing points in the wilderness. Total hike time 4 hours plus breaks and a half hour at Wiseman’s View total approximately 6 hours. If we start at 10 AM, we should be finished around 4 – 5 PM depending on pace and length of breaks.

For RSVP (required) and questions , contact Outings Chair David Underwood at 704-675-2390 davidmunderwood@mail.com

IMPORTANT: Group Size is limited to 10 people (Forest Service Rule for Wilderness Areas) We currently have 8 signed up. When we reach the 10 person limit I will note it below.

When: Sunday, June 8th, 10:00 AM

Where:  Linville Gorge Conley Cove Trailhead, State Road 1238 Linville Gorge, NC, Linville, NC (Call or email hike leader for directions)

Liability Waiver: All participants on Sierra Club outings are required to sign a standard liability waiver. If you would like to read the liability waiver before you choose to participate in an outing, download a copy at NC Sierra Club Sign In Waiver.

Linville Gorge Wilderness Area



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