View Full Version : anyone gonna be in linville gorge this weekend 8/10/06 ?

08-10-2006, 15:33
i think we are taking babel tower trail down to the river late friday, then back up bluff trail sunday morning. does anyone have any info, pointers, and/or gonna be around those parts the weekend of 8/10/06 ?

white rabbit
08-11-2006, 07:09
Not a lot of camp sites at that end of the Gorge, you literally have to camp on the trail in spots. We perfer to go down Conley Cove trail. Lots of great spots to camp and the river is great there. For a challenge do Pinch In trail!

08-11-2006, 08:31
how about sandy flats ? are there campsites at the bottom of that trail ?

white rabbit
08-11-2006, 08:38
Sandy Flats is closed and I am told it won't be reopened. They had a bad flood a couple of years ago and that trail washed out.

08-11-2006, 08:52
wow ... thanks a million for that bit of info ! any other trail closings in the area ?

08-11-2006, 08:54
how about campsites at the bottom of cabin trail ?

white rabbit
08-11-2006, 09:02
That's the only one that's closed in the Gorge.
Not a lot of space to camp anywhere at the North end of the gorge. You can make do but don't expect to have a lot of room. The further South you go the better.
I'm off to Damascus. Have a good trip and be sure to stop by the information office.

white rabbit
08-11-2006, 09:10
Forgot to mention that in case you don't know back country permits are required to camp there. You can get one at the information office. If they are out go anyway (did I mean away?). They don't check permits in the gorge. Just at trail heads.

08-11-2006, 11:15
thanks for the info and have a safe trip !