Wisemans View, Linville Gorge

After enjoying a good lunch, we decided to go up to Wiseman’s View which overlooks the Linville Gorge in the Pisgah National Forest.

 

By following the forestry road a few miles past the state permit cabin, you will get to the parking lot at Wiseman’s View.  Along the way, you will pass some excellent trail heads which will lead you down into the gorge.

The Linville River has cut a deep gorge through the mountains and hikers love the peacefulness of the area.   You will get to see the backside of Table Rock and also Little Table Rock.  But the real view is down valley which shows you the exposed cliffs of the Amphitheater and the Arches.   Further ahead is the opening into the gorge proper which from the Table Rock side has a 75 mile view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

IMG_2995 And if you are lucky enough to be there as the sun goes down you will be rewarded with one of the most spectacular sunsets on the east coast.

Dale,

Watch your six

 

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