Twin Falls Trail is a 6.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Brevard, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Great trail. Surprised to find the ranger station closed on the weekends. And the last bit of road to the trail head was closed (locked gate) so we parked at the lot by the horse stables and walked adding a little more mileage. The hike was beautiful.
Great trail and falls, the trail head for Twin Falls trail is well into the hike. The track depicted here starts at the stables. We followed the road we came in on (to the left) for a little over a half mile and then caught a trail to the right. From that point to the falls was a fun trail, crossing the creek several times, sometimes on stepping stones, but mostly on log bridges. This was a drought year, but the falls were still gorgeous. Taking the loop back, the first 1.2 miles is 95% uphill. Once you reach the road it is easy downhill on the road till you get back to the stables.
Finding the falls can be a little tricky. They are beautiful though and we were able to get really close.
Great hike and awesome falls! Drove up and down the gravel road looking for the "Twin Falls" trailhead --- never found it, so we accessed it from Buckhorn Gap. Mostly easy terrain, and the dog loved crossing all the creeks and bridges!
This trail can be an out and back trail of approximately 4.2 miles or longer if you add in other trails. Make sure when you get to the first of the "Twin" waterfalls that you go across it and view the second waterfall 20 yards further on! Twin Falls are two different waterfalls next to each other! And from either the Buckhorn Gap or Avery Creek trail, watch out for the pretty, smaller waterfall shortly after you get on the Buckhorn trail or on the return trip near the end. You should be able to hear it and then see it. Enjoy!
Twin Falls is accessible from Buckhorn Gap trail. It's not evident when you start off on Buckhorn but rest assured you will come across the Twin Falls trail. Very nice little trail with walkways over the creek along the trail. Very cool for a family "adventure".
Such a fun trail, watch for yellow jackets on the bridges!!
we couldn't really find the loop but trail is awesome and follows stream entire time
Nice hike to the falls. I would not do the loop unless you like walking back on old forest road for about 2.5mi.
To me, some of the most scenic hiking in Appalachia. Avery Creek Trail has you walking beside cascading waters in the front third of the hike. The Twin Falls leg is an amazing hike back and forth of the creek it creates to the base of the main cascade. Several "lovers laydowns" and even a campsite with fire ring at the base of the falls. Moderate terrain allowed me to focus on the many natural wonders along the way instead of footfalls and hiking technique. Enjoyable, spiritual hike.
We had to start our hike at the horse stable as the road was closed by the forest service.We hiked up the service road until we got to the trailhead. We immediately started descending to the creek, the trail follows the creek and you have many crossings of the creek on log walkways. We had our little dog so we would pick him up for each of these crossings..there must be at least a dozen!
We loved hiking beside the creek, the rushing water and cascades we wonderful.We were really surprised when we arrived at the falls...they are quite awesome! We were not expecting much so it was a real treat. We opted to hike on up to the forest service road, it was quite a pull! Hiked down the road for a bit until we got to the Buckhorn Gap marker. Got a little confused here, didn't know whether to continue on the forest service road or take a right turn down an old roadbed, we chose the forest service road and it ended up being the right choice. We hiked for about a half mile to the Clawhammer Cove trail.The trail descends again down to Avery Creek. And then back the way we came in. We did not realize that the Forest Service road could take us back to the Horse Stables, if we had known we probably would have stayed on the road because we were really tired. We thought this was going to be an easy hike and it is definitely not! At least not for seniors. The hike took us 5 hours to complete. We loved it but it was just too much for us, the pull up the hill to the service road did us in! We would certainly go again if we could park near the trailhead. We also would go out and back (not make the ascent to the service road )
I did this trail with the Greeneville Tennessee Hiking Club. Ther e were 15 of us and had a great hike. Weather was cool, but perfect for hiking! It was a moderate terrain with lots of foot bridges. We ended up seeing a total of 4 falls...The Twin Falls, Avery Creek Falls and one that didn't have a name that we knew of, at least. Very enjoyable hike!
It was very quiet and beautiful. Lots of foliage on the ground. Had a little difficulty getting figuring where to start.. We drove past the stables and started by the Avery creek trail (blue) - followed that to the orange markers - then to the yellow (for the falls) -- I wish someone would have mentioned if bringing big dogs be careful... There's several footbridges that aren't so easy for big dogs.. My Dutch Shep (60 lbs) did well - but my Malinois (95lbs) had a lot of issues as he's much bigger and heavier.. Some of the bridges are very narrow -- at one point we had to carry him across -- besides that it was very nice - not a lot of people on the trail which was the best part -- you can really enjoy the hike -- it's a very easy trail - mostly flat -- with a few uphills here and there -
Trail is well marked and fairly flat with just a couple of small hills. Three of the four members of the party had never been backpacking before so this was perfect.
We hiked up to a campsite located .1 from the right-side falls, 2.2 miles in from the trailhead. There's room for 3 or 4 tents.
This is a very nice hike on a very well maintained trail. Most of the trail is wet, but there are foot bridges for just about every creek crossing. Much of the trail is also a horse trail, so it is wide and has a lot of clearance. If you hike the big loop, you need a map which is included in the link below. We hiked Avery Creek Trail(327), Buckhorn Gap Trail(103), Twin Falls up and back, Buckhorn Gap Trail(103), FS5058, Clawhammer Cove Trail(342), Avery Creek Trail(327). This is an easy to moderate hike. The falls are absolutely amazing after a nice rain.