Widow's Creek Trail

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Widow's Creek Trail is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Traphill, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. 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.

3.5 miles
606 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash




nature trips

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Widow's Creek Trail is accessed via the backpack parking area. The trail follows Widow's Creek, ending at the hike-in campsites. To view Widow's Creek Falls, park just beyond the Widow's Creek bridge and walk a short distance upstream.

By far one of my favorite trails!
Waterfalls, streams, mushrooms, salamanders, and good campsites!

2 months ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

It's a pretty little jaunt, mostly due to the waterworks. The trail this map shows is Easy, the harder trail is the Devil's Garden Overlook which connects to the northern portion of the trail. It would be hard for someone who doesn't hike much, as it rises quickly, and continuously for a good portion of the trail, which is 4-ish more miles out to consider.

2 months ago

After a steep slog from the parking lot, the trail flattens out and winds along Widow's Creek, a babbling brook flowing off the Blue Ridge. The open hardwood forest and clear, cascading water make this a pleasant hike. Once the trail passes the second backpacking site, it leaves the creek side and there's not as much to enjoy.

Note concerning a previous post : Hiking is permitted along Widow's Creek. Bullhead is a different creek to the east of this trail.

4 months ago

5 months ago

The part considered Widows creek Trail is Nice a home place chimney stands on the left about 0.6 up the trail nice walk along the creek win you get to the back pack camping Area it runs out the MST shots to the right and the first stretch or maybe all the way up to the Devils Garden overlook is like a rutted out Fourwheeler trail I wouldn't know if it's like that all the way I only went like 2 Miles after widows creek switched out to become the MST

9 months ago

Trail is marked "no hiking". Permitted fishing only. Named Bullhead Stream.

10 months ago

My wife and I made it to the third bridge on a last minute hike this past saturday. How far from the 3rd bridge are the backpacking sites?

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

most beautiful trail I've been on. ferns clear creek mossy rocks. rhododendrons galore I'll be back!

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Thursday, October 22, 2015