Land Trusts

Land Trusts

Some of Appalachia’s most special places are protected through land trusts. These non-profit organizations work with private landowners and other organizations to protect places of significant agricultural, environmental, historic, and recreational value. Land trusts...

Linville Falls Trails

Linville Falls is home to many beautiful, scenic trails. All offer a good hike and most also reward you with a spectacular view. Here are a list of trails in the Linville area: Dugger’s Creek Trail 0.3 miles one direction from Vistors’ Center...

Native Animals

Western North Carolina is home to many different species of Appalachian animals. Here is a small list of the animals that reside in the area. Animal Life Black Bear (Ursus americanus) The Black Bear is found throughout the mountains of North Carolina and all along the...
Native Plants

Native Plants

Western North Carolina is covered with plants indigenous to the Appalachian Mountains. Here is a short list of the plants found throughout the Linville Falls area. Flowering Plants Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida) This small tree features North Carolina’s...
Appalachian Geology

Appalachian Geology

The geology of the Appalachian Mountain system is unique and complex, especially in the Blue Ridge Province. Unlike most regions of the earth where the youngest rock is the most visible, in the Blue Ridge, the younger rocks are covered by those that are millions of...