Mountain Waters Scenic Byway: Highlands to the Nantahala River Gorge

MODERATE 5 reviews
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Mountain Waters Scenic Byway: Highlands to the Nantahala River Gorge is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Franklin, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
390 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

7 days ago

This description is very misleading! We drove 3 hours to get here and this is a paved trail! It is a greenway in the middle of downtown Franklin, NC.

walking
3 months ago

We didn't do the entire trail because we were tired from an earlier walk. There are many different entrance points for this trail. We started at the beginning, but there were many stops along where more people joined - I'm assuming mostly locals.

11 months ago

mountain biking
Sunday, May 24, 2015

hiking
Thursday, April 30, 2015

I cannot possibly describe it.. it is just beautiful!! the whole area and small trails, I think you can hike here your entire life and find a new trail and something gorgeous waiting for you. They were all easy trails... I am out of shape for my standard and yet I did 20 miles in one breath.