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rocky
4 days ago

Quick, rocky up and back. Great view but expect to enjoy with others. Worth a stop.

Quiet hike through the woods with a nice payoff at the top. Couple of nice camping spots as well. Our 3 yr old had no problems. Enjoy.

Short hike on a great trail to an amazing lookout. A couple different spots to take in the Mountain View’s.

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rocky
12 days ago

Great trail. Took our 4 year old and had no problem getting up and back.

24 days ago

super easy trail with nice views.

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25 days ago

We hiked Beacon Heights to Linn Cove Visitor Center due to the Parkway road closure. Loved it, fun little hike.

I was up there trout fishing on April 22 and this trail did not appear to be closed, several cars were parked at the trailhead. The Wilson Creek gorge area of the National forest is closed even for day use.

This specific trail is not indicated on the closure order. Other parts of Wilson Creek located further down stream are. Y’all be safe. https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd724787.pdf

Can anyone else confirm this trail is closed? Conflicting reviews on here. Love this trail especially in the summer. Ropes to climb rock faces and slide down rocks.

I did clockwise so I saved the falls at the end and it was nice. Trail head was hard to find. Keep watching right if you drive from west. There is tiny space for parking on the left.

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closed
1 month ago

Tried to go here this morning but access is closed to all of Wilson’s Creek due to COVID-19 - including the trailhead for this trail.

Tried to go here this morning but access is closed to all of Wilson’s Creek due to COVID-19 - including the trailhead for this trail.

Nice trails. Pretty streams. A few stream crossings, with one being almost deep enough to get over my boots. Poles recommended. Some nice primitive camping spots to file away for later when camping is allowed again. Not a difficult hike, and the weather helped by being cool and clear last Saturday. We also did the Big Lost Cove Cliffs trail after finishing this one. Parking is a challenge, but better than Big Lost Cove Trail.

The Harpers Creek Trail is great to the waterfall. My boyfriend and I wanted to make the hike a loop (to the end of Harper's creek, taking the .8 connecting trail to the Yellow Buck Mtn trail to come back to our car), so we continued the other half of the trail past the waterfall. Tons of places to camp with awesome places to swim. However, if you continue to finish to the end of the Harper's Creek trail make sure you are prepared to cross water. If you take the connecting trail, you're crossing at least 4 times in shin to knee deep water. Yellow Buck is tough. The trail is basically all uphill and then all downhill with many places in the trail that rainwater has turned it into a "u" shape. Very tough to walk down, especially with the build up leaves. No vistas, but there is a camping spot at the peak of the trail. Overall, very adventurous hike for us!

Great hike. Something for everyone. Three river crossings which are doable but will require some thought. Might have to carry the dog across. Muddy in parts near the water, but dry otherwise. Wear good shoes if hiking near the river due to rocks and roots. Nice views from the outlook of Grandfather Mt.

Amazing trail! Can be strenuous in parts if you go off trail down to the water. Lots of fun boulder hopping. Can’t wait to go back in the summer months to swim, fish and hang all day.

Great trail. Easy to moderate. Shaded. Great water views. Found some fishing holes. Highly recommend!

loved but didnt make it to the end due to bears

One of my favorite hikes, very dog friendly, and the trail was well kept. Some of the trail head makers were a little confusing in terms of directions so you have to pay attention. In early April there are hardly any bugs. Definitely recommend bringing an eno, swim suite and water shoes/chacos!

Had a great, short hike on this trail today. Hung up the hammock once we got to the top by the falls and just relaxed for a few hours. Great place to take the dog for a walk.

My pup and I did this one today along with North Harper Creek and North Harper Creek Falls. Great hike and a good workout. A couple of creek crossings but easily manageable. Turned out to be around five miles total with a slight detour to see the falls. Took me a minute after the last North Harper Creek crossing to relocate the trail but was pretty well marked.

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rocky
2 months ago

Short, rocky hike, and while it was fairly steep, it didn’t feel that way with the rocky steps and areas of flat level ground before another set of rocky steps. The rock outcrop at the top has one of the best views around! Great spot to just sit and look!

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muddy
2 months ago

Very short trail off the Blue Ridge Parkway but good views all around. This is one that’s probably best at sunrise or sunset.

on Beacon Heights Trail

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snow
3 months ago

It was a great hike. A little slippery but it was worthy. The sunset was stunning.

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