Little Fall Branch is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Clyde, North Carolina that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Little Branch Falls is a 0.6 mile out and back trail located near Clyde, North Carolina. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
As quick and easy and picturesque as this hike is, it's hard to believe it isn't more popular! (Probably because it's so hard to find) It's a perfect bonus hike if you're in the area for Max Patch.
Coming from I-40, follow signs for the Harmon Den horse camp, and then the trailhead listed here is a pull-off less than 100 yards from the fork in the road. As far as I can tell, you can park further up the road where it ends at a gate where the creek crosses under the road. If you choose to walk, it's easiest to follow on or along the road, past the horse camp, to this road gate (not to be confused with the road gate into the horse camp. You'll pass by that one). The actual trail is the most subtle of openings into the woods to the left, just past the gate. From this point, follow the narrow trail along the creek to the falls.
Nice short walk to a beautiful little falls. The trail was hard to find though: take the Horse Camp Loop Trail and follow the little opening past the horse trough.
Short drive from our home. Easy to find the road leading back to the falls.Beautiful river and small falls on the road back. Easy hike for any skill level, very slight elevation.Trail was not marked so we guessed we were on the right trail.Small stream leads you to the falls.Very short hike but worth the effort.