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Gorges State Park

Highway 281 South, 976 Grassy Ridge Rd, Sapphire, NC 28774
+1 828-966-9099
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Gorges is just one of those parks that you cannot miss. The hiking is fantastic and the falls are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ec1234
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NC
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Nice visitor center and good hiking trails with views

We came here to hike the trail to rainbow falls and first went in the visitor center. While a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
clemson_grad79
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north_alabama
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“visitor center” (33 reviews)
“rainbow falls” (91 reviews)
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LOCATION
Highway 281 South, 976 Grassy Ridge Rd, Sapphire, NC 28774
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+1 828-966-9099
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorges is just one of those parks that you cannot miss. The hiking is fantastic and the falls are so pretty. Take lots of water and your hiking shoes and spend an entire day there. Many trails. Love this park. Have been hiking here for...More

Thank ec1234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here to hike the trail to rainbow falls and first went in the visitor center. While a modest center it was nice. Then drove on down to the trail head for Rainbow Falls which was the Grassy Ridge parking area. The trail was...More

Thank clemson_grad79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice one-way road around the park with nice views and turn-outs. More signage is needed. Nice trails.

Thank AdventurousJanis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The greeting station here is brand new. It was clean .Parking was plentiful and free. There is an Informative display where one could spend 15 or 20 minutes. From here there is a one mile drive to the trailhead. The entire walk in-and-out was about...More

2  Thank drericzez
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This park features an outstanding, state of the art Visitor Center with beautiful views, a good film, gift shop, and helpful staff. The most popular hike is to Rainbow Falls. The trail goes through both park lands and the adjacent National Forest. There is a...More

Thank Pam A
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Had a fun time hiking and looking at the waterfall. Park has great facilities. Perfect for picnicking. Bathrooms are new and clean.

Thank Donna D
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

I didn’t spend much time here as I was just driving by, but I did get out to hike a bit and find a good spot to read. I was successful. The little taste I got of this park was satisfying, and I’m sure more...More

Thank Gary A
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Great scenic outlooks ,clean, great hiking trails just all in all nice park. Visitor center gave a good history of the area

Thank Brent S
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Make sure you stop at the main building,very nice displays and loaded with information. Staff is super. Great trails and water falls,well worth it !!!

Thank Louis S
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Wanted to see changing leaves and have nice picnic. Park was great. Very nice Visitor Center. Loop road had pretty scenes and nice picnic areas. We drove the entire loop and had a nice picnic under one of the shelters with a nice view of...More

Thank landruu
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Stephanie M
17 January 2017|
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Response from Tiburon09 | Reviewed this property |
Just backpack camping.
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Joanna W
10 October 2016|
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Response from Kim Y | Reviewed this property |
Yes it would be a great ride
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roseann l
2 August 2015|
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Response from matmul45 | Reviewed this property |
There was not a fee for using the trails etc. I don't know about the campsite as we didn't need to campover night there.
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