Setrock Creek Falls Trail

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Setrock Creek Falls Trail is a 1.1 mile out and back trail located near Burnsville, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.1 miles Elevation Gain: 147 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

waterfall

As of June 2019, the road to the trail is closed off at Blue Ridge Parkway.

hiking
1 hour ago

Another great hike for visitors or hikers with kids. Nice trail along the river and then branch up to this cute creek and nice falls. Nothing hard about this hike except for some uneven ground closer to the falls.

closed
14 days ago

Road to trail was closed just off of Blue Ridge Parkway.

Beautiful waterfall! Easy hike! We did park outside and walk to the campground. But we ended up showering and paying for a day pass, so we could’ve pulled up to the campground

hiking
1 month ago

This is one of my favorite areas. I did a loop of the lower river loop to devils den to Setrock falls and back on the road to the temporary parking area. Trees have fallen by the waterfall sadly so it’s not as open and pretty but you can still see the falls and dip your toes!

hiking
2 months ago

The main parking area is under construction and you will see a yellow sign to stop and park .5 miles before you reach the actual campground. You must take the River Loop Trail into the camp ground in order to reach the trailhead for the waterfall. Behind the map/South Toe Fishing Access sign, take the River Loop Trail (blaze yellow) across the footbridge and then turn left. Follow the trail into the campground. You come out near some bathrooms - cross the large field and bear right. You'll see the main campground check in on the left as well as the bridge mentioned in Supertramp Goes Wild's instructions. As you're coming in from the back of the camp ground rather than the front, you'll go right and follow the main gravel road to a grouping of trailheads. Follow Bottom Briar Trail as she mentioned until you see a new marker (on the right, after a footbridge) for the Falls trail. Waterfall at the end is GORGEOUS.

hiking
7 months ago

Very short hike but a beautiful waterfall at the end!

hiking
8 months ago

Great short hike. Car ride in is a little sketch as you hit gravel road but keep chugging. Once you hit the campground you’re there. Not much parking. Waterfall is great and has great wading pools for your little hikers!

walking
10 months ago

Perfect directions by SuperTrampGoesWild. I’ll just add that there’s now a trail marker sign for Setrock

hiking
Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Easy hike to a beautiful waterfall, the hike is not too difficult

hiking
Friday, March 30, 2018

These falls are accessible by finding your way to the Black Mountain Campground. Park before you get to the bridge on your left. You'll see 3 billboards at the parking area. The trail behind the billboards goes to the River Loop Trail and the Green Ridge to the Green Knob Firetower. Don't take those trails. Walk across the road and across the bridge over the river into the campground. Hang a left to enter the trail systems. You'll see three trail signs. Don't get on the Mt. Mitchell trail. Get on the Briar Bottom Trail. After .10 of a mile you'll take a right a bit parallel to the river and then to the falls.

hiking
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Trail is kinda of hard to find. (GPS took me about 1/2 mile away to a different place.) I had to stop and ask for directions. After you find the trail though it's a great, quick hike. Falls are beautiful.

hiking
Monday, June 05, 2017

The trailhead is available if you drive through the camping area and you actually find it and able to park there. Alternatively you can park outside the camping area where the trailheads cross and plenty of parking space available. Then you walk to the trailhead through the river loop trail (see my recording). The waterfall is pretty, but the forest a bit ruined along the trail.

hiking
Sunday, October 23, 2016

A very short trail to a pretty waterfall. Do not miss this if you are hiking the River Loop...or an easy walk from the parking area by the Black Mountain Campground.

hiking
Monday, September 05, 2016

A beautiful spot, after a bit of a climb to get there. The trail markings aren't great, but it's not too hard to find.

hiking
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

This is a beautiful hike, beautiful waterfall...once you get there. Be advised the trailhead is 5 1/2 miles off of the Blue Ridge Parkway down a very windy gravel road. We felt like we were the only people left on earth until we got to the bottom and came out into a fairly busy campground. Just a short walk from the camping area though, and you are back in the wilderness.

hiking
Thursday, June 23, 2016

short but nice... in a great campground... really rough gravel and dirt road... really bad gps signal

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Nice fairly easy hike up to a rather nice cascade of falls.The trail is well marked and easy to follow.There are quite a few roots exposed that make the hike a little harder than easy but all the same it is rewarding at the end with the beautiful cascade of water over the rocks.

hiking
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Family friendly short hike. Our 3 year old and 10 year old had fun playing at their levels. Build cairns at the falls, very shallow pool area no deeper than mid calf. Kids can play, you can cool ankles from prior hikes!

hiking
Monday, April 06, 2015

This trail is for everyone. We brought our 6 year old and 1 1/2 year old. The waterfall is beautiful and the kids really enjoyed it. Check it out.

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