North Harper Creek Trail is a 7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Collettsville, NC that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Wooded covered trail, waterfalls and nice open areas for camping This trail starts off on a well marked trail off of SR58. For the most part it is down hill until intersecting with the Mountain-to-Sea Trail which heads north. This is a nice gradual uphill climb to SR464. Go left and take the second trail south to reconnect with the North Harper Creek Trail.
Love,love, love it! Take a map. Beautifully remote area east of Wilson's Creek.
North Harper creek trail is certainly a good one. It does not exactly follow the route, but goes from FR 58 to the Harper Crk. trail. IT deserves a black diamond rating because it fords the paralleling river 18 TIMES! But, it is well worth it, and there are numerous cascades along the trail. Be sure also to check out Bard Falls, Chestnut Cove falls, and N. Harper Crk. falls. Good trail, just don't attempt it in flood conditions. Be prepared and be safe.