A number of individuals and non-profit organizations are active in the gorge — maintaining trails, collecting trash, studying flora & fauna, updating trail maps, removing invasive plants, ….  A lot of work goes into keeping this wilderness available.  If you’d like to help, check out the contact information below:


General Information, Adopt-a-Trail Program

Kevin Massey, Linville Gorge Volunteer Coordinator for the Forest Service


Mountains-to-Sea Trail (including Shortoff and Table Rock Gap)

Doug Veazy, Friends of the Mountain-to-Sea Trail


Rock Jock Trail

Mike Jones, The Gorge Rats


Latest from the Trail Work Blog


Fun on the Fonta Flora

Today a team of dedicated volunteers located and removed hundreds of pounds of trash near the new MST-Fonta Flora Connector Trail. The trash was left behind from the set of the 1992 film “The Last of the Mohicans”. (Photos: Nicholas Massey)                        

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CVCC Cleans Campsites

While one team was cutting “cookies”, another headed down to the Linville River to rehab some oversize campfire rings on the Linville Gorge Trail (LGT).          

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Cutting “Cookies” with Crosscut Saws

Today a team from Catawba Valley Community Collage (CVCC) helped veteran trail volunteer Jonathan Massey cut “cookies” from a fallen tree to be used in a wildlife study later this year. (Photos: Kevin Massey)                            

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Teens Toting Trash

Today volunteers of all ages moved trash (including 30 tires!) from the floodplain near Daffodil Flats down to the Blue Hole tire cache. In few months the trash will be carried out of the gorge for good! (Photos: Kevin and Nicholas Massey)                                          

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Plunge Basin Beautification: Part Two

Following up on their success from the January 17 Clean-up, volunteers returned today to continue work at the Linville Falls Plunge Basin.  One more trip and this area will be clean!            

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Haulin’ Trash

A few weeks ago, a small team of volunteers rounded up the last batch of tires from the Pinch-In floodplain. Today, a much larger team moved them south to a cache that volunteers have been building over the past year. In the next few months, a group effort will be organized and the tires will be ...

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Plunge Basin Beautification

  Ever wonder why the Gorge is so clean?  A dedicated community keeps it that way!          

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Fun on the Flood Plain

  Today volunteers removed the last of the tires on the flood plain just south of Pinch-In Trail.                        

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Volunteers Remove Trash from Wiseman’s View

With spectacular views, starring both Hawksbill and Table Rock Mountains, Wiseman’s View is one of the most popular overlooks in the Gorge. Most of its thousands of visitors come to take pictures and enjoy the scenery, but others come for more nefarious reasons. About a week ago, volunteers discovered thousands of pounds of trash that ...

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Pinch-In Power

  Today a team of trailwork veterans headed down the infamous Pinch-In Trail to remove an 80-pound steel cable found by volunteers last spring.   Hauling Heavy Trash in Linville Gorge Volunteers hauled an 80-lb steel cable up 1800 ft of elevation gain today. The Gorge community has been working for a year to clean up the area at ...

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