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
Whew, what a day! After a year of preparation, volunteers removed 130 tires from Linville Gorge for good! Thanks to local landowners, the crew of seasoned tire veterans only had to carry the tires to the Wilderness boundary and load the trash onto a tractor! A big thank you to all the organizations and people who ...
Linville Gorge community volunteers worked together yesterday to finally rid the wilderness of four 350-lb tires that hooligans threw off the Wiseman’s View overlook into the forest hundreds of feet below. Special thanks to volunteers from the Linville Central Rescue Squad, Appalachian Mountain Rescue Team, and members of Banner Elk and Linville fire departments who were ...
Continuing the project started last week, volunteers moved the four giant tires below Wiseman’s View up the boulder field to the cliff base. In a few weeks, the Linville Central Rescue Squad will conduct a training exercise to pull them up the cliff and out of the Gorge for good!
Today volunteers started rounding up the four gigantic tires that hooligans pitched off the Wiseman’s View overlook a few years ago. Weighing over 300-lbs each, these front loader tires are no joke to carry across the boulder field below the cliffs. Serious dedication and teamwork! Cleaning Up Your Wilderness It takes a village to raise a 350-lb ...
After the floods over 35 years ago that brought hundreds of tires into this wilderness area, people thought the Gorge would never be tire-free again. Outward Bound made a huge effort to cleanup in the 80’s. Now it’s become a popular challenge to carry out a tire whenever visiting the river. The result? It’s getting hard ...