Lost Cove Area Trails

MODERATE 20 reviews
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Lost Cove Area Trails is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Collettsville, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1043 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
16 days ago

19 days ago

Love love love

hiking
21 days ago

so many trails! love this area! most trails are kid friendly, my threenager hiked them like a champ. beautiful area!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Relatively easy hiking. Scenic. Blazes change color a few times as you transition to new sections. When water is high feet may get wet at a few of the crossing.

hiking
2 months ago

The trails are clearly marked in some areas, not so much in others. Not well kept near waterfall but an overall awesome place to hike.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

fly fishing
9 months ago

hiking
Thursday, May 12, 2016

My family had a great day at Lost Cove. We picnicked and then hiked on the Huntfish Falls Trail and spent hours climbing and swimming at the falls. It's definitely a moderate hike, and their is no trail called "lost cove trail".

backpacking
Saturday, May 07, 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

Beautiful. We had a great time. We did get a little confused on the back side. There were too many color changes in the trail markers for me. But we all had fun. We will definitely go back and see if we can make it to the top of the falls without the girls.

Monday, April 18, 2016

beautiful trails. it was moderately difficult. pretty falls, clear water.

hiking
Sunday, July 19, 2015

Beautiful trail especially liked the section of trail that followed the creek. Some real nice primitive camping spots along the creek.

hiking
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Take a map. Easy to go off trail and worth the effort. Allow six hours. Enjoy.

hiking
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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Thursday, July 03, 2014

hiking
Monday, April 21, 2014

This is a fantastic trail. Agreed it is not 20 miles, but it is a good 7 to 8 mile loop. Plenty of water as you cross the creek several times and the waterfalls are beautiful. If you want to camp (we did with our 7 year old), there are several excellent sites all close by the creek. Put this on your list of "Must Hikes".

hiking
Saturday, August 17, 2013

This loop is not even close to being 20+ miles long. Its 5 miles long. But, it is still a very nice loop, filled with views, waterfalls, and creek wades. The trail climbs steeply to meet the top of Little Lost Cove cliffs. Here, you get great views of the valley and Timber Ridge. Climbing with belay ropes here is also an option. The trail heads downhill and picks up an old roadbed. Soon, it heads west to find N. Harper Creek. There are two very nice waterfalls to look for: Chestnut Cove and N. Harper Crk. From there, the trail leads up hill to ford the creek a few times and back to the forest road. Great loop, but you will get your feet wet.