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7 days ago

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15 days ago

Pretty challenging with a 9 month old and a 2 year old, but we made it. Once we got to the top all the aches were so worth it! Pack a lunch and enjoy the views. Probably some of the best views we’re ever visited! Perfect spot to see the beautiful fall colors! Gravel road was pretty rough, not many signs leading up to the parking lot made us question if we got lost. A few forks in the trail with no direction, but we figured we were headed to the top.

Short and simple hike with a absolutely beautiful view at the top!

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24 days ago

As we wrapped this morning hike up (~1.7 each way by our calcs), a car pulled up and the group paused to consider whether to hike this trail...We overheard, "Yeah, but once you go down, you gotta come back up!" before they pulled off in search of another option. That about sums it up, but the payoff is only at the bottom/river...My husband said, "I didn't even know this kind of terrain existed in NC!" Swimming hole (for our northern dog), rocks, cave, cascades, campsites...Beautiful! Easy hike down with a few watery/muddy hops & spots and plenty of rocks, so trail/hiking shoes recommended. Pole(s) help for the climb back up...People left a stack of walking sticks by the sign, hint hint. PS...This was *lightly travelled* the day we were there, but we imagine this was only because most folks were hiking trails in search of panoramic fall foliage views.

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26 days ago