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Plunge Basin Trail

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A great way to get down to the base of Linville Falls.


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Map Key

0.9

Miles

1.5

KM

75%

Runnable

3,302' 1,006 m

High

3,069' 935 m

Low

337' 103 m

Up

233' 71 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

50%

Max Grade (27°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Runner Notes

Good flat trail with some steep stairs.

Description

While the crowds are heading over the bridge towards Erwins View Trail, head east to get on the trail. Pass Duggers Creek Trail to your left and continue along, rising slowly above the river.

A third of a mile in the trail loops back in on itself. Heading either direction you'll come to a steep stairway down to the water. Enjoy the water and the falls and then head back up the other side. Either way you go, make sure to turn around and enjoy the views.

Contacts

Land Manager: USDA Forest Service

Shared By:

Russell Hobart

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#111

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#3,622

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Photos

Classic view of Linville Falls from Erwin's
Jun 6, 2022 near Newland, NC
Profile of Linville Falls from Plunge Basin
Jun 14, 2022 near Newland, NC

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