Bull Cove and High Falls

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#72 von 103 Wegen in

Bull Cove and High Falls ist ein 5.3 Meilen langer, moderat besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Hayesville, North Carolina. Er führt durch schönen Wald und es gibt einen Wasserfall und oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als schwierig einzustufen. Hier kann hervorragend gewandert und gejoggt werden. Hunde sind erlaubt, müssen allerdings an der Leine gehalten werden.

Entfernung: 5.3 miles Höhenunterschied: 1,843 feet Routentyp: Hin & zurück

angeleinte Hunde







2 days ago

Really loved this trail. It’s extremely beautiful and the river crossings felt very adventurous! Be prepared to take your shoes off and get wet. We sometimes had to hunt slightly upstream/downstream from where the trail was for the best/easiest/safest place to cross each river, but it was totally doable with some care. There are also TONS of waterfalls along the trail and they just get better and better. If you’re feeling daring, you can climb up to get a bit closer to some of the falls, but there’s no real need because there are so many to see. The final view of High Falls at the end is gorgeous. Absolutely beautiful, remote, fun trail.

7 days ago

TONS of water features to look at and multiple river crossings. Come prepared to get wet.

2 months ago

Wow. This trail deserves to be rated hard. Not only is the elevation gain a challenge, but the footing is really ugly on some stretches. Lots of loose rock moving underfoot. Not my favorite thing. The main trail is ok for the most part, but the approach trails to either of the falls are— what is the word I am looking for— minimal. The approach to the first falls is a bit of a scramble to the base of the falls. The approach to the second (High Falls) involves negotiating the side of the ravine. I soloed the trail with my dog, but I’m not sure I would recommend it. One wrong step could get you into more trouble than you could get yourself out of and this is not a highly trafficked trail. I was in a really low energy state today and that may have affected my perceptions. I ducked out on hiking in the rain yesterday and took advantage of the opportunity to get my flu and shingles vaccinations. Maybe that was partially responsible for my lack of endurance. But we made it to the top and the falls are pretty amazing. Even though it rained yesterday, the creek wasn’t that high and though I had brought my Tevas, I didn’t need them to cross. I ran across one troop of scouts on their way out in the morning and that was it for people. Very polite young gentlemen they were too.

9 months ago

11 months ago

Most of the hike to High Falls follows the Beech Creek Trail, which is blazed blue but many of the blazes are faded so you do have to pay attention. The hike starts with a steep ascent so you will be breathing heavy from the start. After the initial ascent the trail dips to Beech Creek where you have to cross. There is no bridge. Once across the creek the next obstacle is a crossing of Bull Cove, where a short detour up the creek brings you to Bull Cove Falls. The trail along Beech Creek to High Falls leads to a second crossing of the creek. From this second crossing the trail will embark on a nearly 1.4 mile steady climb toward high falls. There are several old rock walls along the trail as you get closer to the falls. The trail follows the creek closely until doubling back into a left-hand switchback. The grade is steeper here and after the trail goes into a sharp right-hand switchback, it steepens further. As the trail heads into another sharp left-hand switchback a faint path branches to the right. If you miss the trail, you will continue on the Beech Creek Loop. The trail hugs the hillside as it loses elevation. You can't see the waterfall from the narrow trail until you clear a high cliff.

5 months ago