Lost Cove Area Trails

MODERATE 7 reviews
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Lost Cove Area Trails is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Collettsville, NC that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.

3.9 miles 1065 feet Loop

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


6 months ago

My family had a great day at Lost Cove. We picnicked and then hiked on the Huntfish Falls Trail and spent hours climbing and swimming at the falls. It's definitely a moderate hike, and their is no trail called "lost cove trail".

7 months ago

Beautiful. We had a great time. We did get a little confused on the back side. There were too many color changes in the trail markers for me. But we all had fun. We will definitely go back and see if we can make it to the top of the falls without the girls.

7 months ago

beautiful trails. it was moderately difficult. pretty falls, clear water.

1 year ago

Beautiful trail especially liked the section of trail that followed the creek. Some real nice primitive camping spots along the creek.

1 year ago

Take a map. Easy to go off trail and worth the effort. Allow six hours. Enjoy.

2 years ago

This is a fantastic trail. Agreed it is not 20 miles, but it is a good 7 to 8 mile loop. Plenty of water as you cross the creek several times and the waterfalls are beautiful. If you want to camp (we did with our 7 year old), there are several excellent sites all close by the creek. Put this on your list of "Must Hikes".

3 years ago

This loop is not even close to being 20+ miles long. Its 5 miles long. But, it is still a very nice loop, filled with views, waterfalls, and creek wades. The trail climbs steeply to meet the top of Little Lost Cove cliffs. Here, you get great views of the valley and Timber Ridge. Climbing with belay ropes here is also an option. The trail heads downhill and picks up an old roadbed. Soon, it heads west to find N. Harper Creek. There are two very nice waterfalls to look for: Chestnut Cove and N. Harper Crk. From there, the trail leads up hill to ford the creek a few times and back to the forest road. Great loop, but you will get your feet wet.