Setrock Creek Falls Trail is a 0.2 mile out and back trail located near Burnsville, NC that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.
Directions from Burnsville, NC: Begin on the Briar Bottom Mountain Bike Trail. Travel east on US 19E for about 4.3 miles to an access road to SR 80. Turn right (south) and travel .6 mile and turn right again on SR 80 (south). Follow this road for 11.6 miles to the Mt. Mitchell golf course and turn right on Forest Service Road 472. This road changes to gravel. After it changes, you will arrive at an intersection at which you can go straight or take a right. Turn right on this road (Forest Service Road 472). Travel past a parking lot on the left with a bulletin board with trail maps and information. You can park here and walk to the trailhead. Walk or ride over the bridge and take a left. The trail is a compacted gravel trail which follows the South Toe River up stream. It is on the left.
A beautiful spot, after a bit of a climb to get there. The trail markings aren't great, but it's not too hard to find.
This is a beautiful hike, beautiful waterfall...once you get there. Be advised the trailhead is 5 1/2 miles off of the Blue Ridge Parkway down a very windy gravel road. We felt like we were the only people left on earth until we got to the bottom and came out into a fairly busy campground. Just a short walk from the camping area though, and you are back in the wilderness.
short but nice... in a great campground... really rough gravel and dirt road... really bad gps signal
Nice fairly easy hike up to a rather nice cascade of falls.The trail is well marked and easy to follow.There are quite a few roots exposed that make the hike a little harder than easy but all the same it is rewarding at the end with the beautiful cascade of water over the rocks.
Family friendly short hike. Our 3 year old and 10 year old had fun playing at their levels. Build cairns at the falls, very shallow pool area no deeper than mid calf. Kids can play, you can cool ankles from prior hikes!
This trail is for everyone. We brought our 6 year old and 1 1/2 year old. The waterfall is beautiful and the kids really enjoyed it. Check it out.