Trails in the Linville Gorge Wilderness Trailhead Area

Here is a list of all trails in the Linville Gorge Wilderness Trailhead area.

Each trail has its own printable page with all the information and links, including (where available):

  • directions to the starting point
  • difficulty
  • length
  • elevation change
  • a map
  • photos from along the way, and
  • a detailed description and trail directions.

For general information about the Linville Gorge Wilderness trailhead, see the Linville Gorge Wilderness Trailhead page.

Need to find trails by another method? Go back to Trails.

Brushy Ridge Trail

More Difficult
  • Views of Hawksbill, Table Rock, and Babel Tower.
  • 2mi, Climbs Steeply,

Bynum Bluff Trail

  • 1mi, ,

Cabin Trail

More Difficult
  • 0.8mi, Climbs Steeply,

Conley Cove Trail

  • 1.4mi, ,

Jonas Ridge Trail

More Difficult
  • 2.4mi, Hilly,

Linville Gorge Trail

Most Difficult
  • 11.5mi, Climbs Gently, Very Rough

Little Table Rock Trail

More Difficult
  • 1.2mi, Climbs Moderately,

Pinch In Trail

Most Difficult
  • 1.5mi, Climbs Steeply,

Pine Gap Trail

  • 0.7mi, ,

Rock Jock Trail

More Difficult
  • This interestingly-named trail descends below the rim of the Linville Gorge and travels along rocky outcrops for roughly a mile.
  • 2.8mi, Hilly,

Sandy Flats Trail

Most Difficult
  • This trail may have been obliterated, and [sources say the Forest Service has no plans to re-establish it](
  • 1mi, Climbs Steeply,

Shortoff Mountain Trail

More Difficult
  • Connects the Wolfpit Road parking area at the edge of Linville Gorge Wilderness to the Mountains to Sea Trail about 2/3 of the way up Shortoff Mountain. Passes through an area that has been burned by wildfires repeatedly in the last 20 years, notably...
  • 1.0mi, Climbs Moderately, Moderately Rough

Spence Ridge Trail

More Difficult
  • 1.7mi, Climbs Steeply,

Table Rock Summit Trail

More Difficult
  • Rocky climb through forest varying between dead and burned pines, hemlocks (mostly dead), and shrubs. Neat rock features. Fantastic views from the summit. Very popular; makes up the Table Rock Best Hike.
  • 1.4mi, Climbs Steeply, Moderately Rough