Douglas Falls Trail

HARD 36 reviews
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Douglas Falls Trail is a 10.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Barnardsville, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
10.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2362 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

trail running
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hiking
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hiking
3 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

If you go to the waterfall and back it is 6.6 miles not 10. The map shows an extended trip. Even this 6.6 is not easy due to the rocks on the narrow trail. Even without the very nice waterfalls the forest itself worth a trip. Exceptionally nice old mixed forest with gnarled trees.

hiking
16 days ago

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hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely wonderful! Beautiful waterfall. Great place to get in touch with nature.

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hiking
8 months ago

Excellent short family hike. The reviews indicate a hard trail however it was on the easy side of moderate. Beware the long 8 mile drive on a Fire Service road that gets old fast. Would have loved to catch it flowing more.

Modified update. Apparently I did not hike down off the BRP.

9 months ago

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hiking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

This was a good, challenging hike. Unfortunately it is pretty overgrown and there are very few trail markers.

hiking
Saturday, June 25, 2016

The hike was great overall, was not marked very well (yellow blazes) especially at the forks which there are three where the MST come into the trail amongst others.Also there are three little river crossings and a very steep decent when coming up to the falls that wasn't mentioned either. I do agree this hike is not for beginners and the way down was 100x easier then the way up, talk about workout!!!!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Trail is challenging. Finished in 3:10. Pace yourself and watch your footing in both directions.

Saturday, June 18, 2016