Big Creek Trail

EASY 32 reviews

Big Creek Trail is a 10.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Waynesville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
10.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1381 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

no dogs

Directions from Waterville, NC: Travel south on SR 32 to the campground and pick up the trail there.

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23 days ago

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25 days ago

1 month ago

Good hike if you want to go swimming. This trail is miss tagged for mountain biking. We came to mountain bike and mountain biking is not allowed on the trail.

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1 month ago

2 months ago

Great hike for families or novice hikers. Bring your suits and go for a dip on a warm day, just know it is usually VERY busy. I rate this hike 5 stars because I can bring even my littlest peanuts and this began their love of hiking, otherwise I would have probably given 4 stars for traffic.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

2 months ago

excellent..we went june 20, full blossom of rhododendron. beautiful!

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

Only did about 2 miles or so of the trail as we arrived late in the day. You could hear the creek raging pretty much the entire time.

4 months ago

Very easy walking on wide trail. Gentle but steady grade. Arrived at trailhead at 11:30am, but encountered few people until heading out later in afternoon. Weather was beautiful and warm. Water was gloriously cool. Lots of great sights along the way with the roaring river nearly always near.

5 months ago

6 months ago

6 months ago

Did a five day hike with a group in early March 2017 and started on this trail. It was a great trail to begin with.

hiking
6 months ago

Hot and dry summer of 2016.

hiking
9 months ago

Very beautiful hike along the creek. However there are a lot of rocks to walk on. Wear good shoes and maybe bring a walking stick.

9 months ago

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10 months ago

This was beautiful in the fall. I wouldn't go on this trail again just because the trail itself was not interesting ,it's just a wide straight trail with no real interest points,but the surroundings were very beautiful. This trail is listed as easy on all trails app,and it is indeed a very easy trail. The creek is along side the trail the entire time..we were only able to hike 7 miles as we took a lot of breaks at the creek and ran out of daylight. Mouse Creek Falls is exactly how it describes..small. So if you go only to see the falls..you might be disappointed if you are expecting a larger fall. All around,I would highly recommend this trail during fall,as the trees and colors are beautiful. The creek is a huge plus ,many access points to the creek.

10 months ago