South Harper Creek Trail is a 11.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Collettsville, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Lovely creekside hike, many nice backpacking areas, large waterfall, covered Start the trail off of SR 464 and descend on the Mountain-to-the-Sea Trail until it intersects North Harper Creek. Turn left (East) and follow the nicely wooded trail through open campsites, unnamed waterfalls and steep walled canyons until intersecting with South Harper Creek. Caution: your hike time will vary greatly depending on how long it takes you cross the North and South Harper Creeks. You will have to cross the creek at least 10 times and rock hopping is not advisable. Plan on getting wet to at least up to you knees at some crossings. Turn right on South Harper Creek and ascend to the top of the creek to view South Harper Creek Falls. Use extreme caution here, since the drop is over 200 feet and the top of the falls can be slippery. Cross the creek about 50 yards above the falls and continue to head East on the white marked trail blazes. Eventually join Raider Camp Creek Trail and continue east to the parking area on SR 1328 (1.3 miles south of Mortimer).