Ranger Falls Loop Trail

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Ranger Falls Loop Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Highlands, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
557 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

Getting There: From Highlands, NC drive past Bridal Veil falls and the next right will be the Van Hook Glade Campground. Don't turn here take the ext right after the campground and drive toward Cliffside lake. It is a fee area and in 2017 the fee is $5. This practically guarantees you will see few people on the trail. In a feww hundred yards you will see a parking area on the left, pass the first parking area and immediately past it on the left is the upper part of the parking lot. Park here. There are nice toilets and the trail head is at the end of the lot on the right.

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Sunday, June 12, 2016