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1 month ago

9/19/2018 addin to my previous post. When there a shrub tree stung me on arm and threw my pants. Added a picture of the plant. this happened one orher time and it was at abram falls in va it got me on side of face and neck worse then sting nettle. if anyone knows what it is please post.

on Marys Falls

1 month ago

i found marys falls by way of davis creek trail. i parked off of shelton mission rd and hiked in from that way. makes it a little longer but a beautiful hike. you cross the creek 9 times before you get to the area where the two trails merge tben you cross it a few mor times tben you wander up the creek bed where a food sometime ago took out trail. a friend had her recorder on and it counted 5.1 mile from parking area at shelton mission rd and back. there are really a lot of nice small falls as i call them along the way and the falls was running nicely feom all the rain. all the rocks on a lot of trail make it a hard trail for me but glad i did it. had teied 2 times from round knob by my book directions and tbey really wernt that great. then seen on line from someone the otber way and it was nice not having tbat steep climb back up. if you go from Shelton mission parking area(THERE IS A SIGN THAT READS DAVIS CREEK TRAIL)make the FIRST RIGHT then cross creek 9 times after 9th crossing walk a little bit and you will see a BLUE DOUBLE BLAZE. go to the trail to the right then follow that until you come to a place where TWO creeks meet follow the creek to th right. you will have to so a lot of wading from here but falls us about 20 to 30 min past here depends on how fast you are going. you will come to an incline that looks lime a small falls go past and you will see falls. walk down to it it is well worth the few extra steps

hiking
2 months ago

If you are going to hike this trail in the summer months be sure to wear long pants. The trail is rather over grown with stinging neddle after about a mile in. Couple creek crossings but nothing too difficult. Following the trail markers posed a bit of a challenge but makes for a decent day hike.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail is no longer being maintained.
It is very over grown and has many fallen trees across what was the trail. The trail originally came off of Philips Hollow trail after the second Creek crossing but is now almost impossible to follow.

I would not recommend this as a hike but it is a beautiful drive!
I made it up the mountain in my station wagon fairly easily. The road is in great condition with very little gravel wash outs. Parked at the top and hiked the rest of the way up to Camp Creek Cove and along the AT. Breathe taking views along the way definitely worth the drive up!

hiked Margarette Falls 2 weeks ago. it was a nice hike. not real long or strenuous. The falls were worth it.

i fully enjoyed this hike. it includes several places to stop and cool off. it does progressivly go up the mountain.

This is a nice, not too challenging hike. It’s uphill most of the way in, so that part is a little tough. It’s easy on the way out. Waterfall is really pretty with a small wading area at the base. Dog friendly for a well behaved dog.

hiking
3 months ago

Loved this hike! The falls are amazing! We did have to walk through water to get there and the trail has some medium sized rocks in a few spots. I would say moderate is a good rating for this trail. So worth it though!

hiking
3 months ago

My friends and I were camping in Hot Springs NC, and decided to take a 45 min drive over to hike this trail. The hike to the falls is beautiful. From the trail head to the waterfall is about a 400 ft incline in elevation. Because of this, going to the falls is mostly uphill. There are parts of the trail that is just made up of piles of medium size rocks. Great place for snakes to hide. We saw two along this stretch of the trail. Overall, I would totally recommend this hike!

hiking
3 months ago

Did this trail last year. Trail is eroding from not being maintained. Waterfall is spectacular.

This was an incredible hike!!! For me, the cool part was how beautiful the scenery was along the way. Not only are the falls beautiful, but there are several spots along the way that were just amazing. Granted, I'm not in the best shape and it was challenging in spots, but I definitely felt like it was well worth it.

Great variety. The hike up round bald road to the AT is steep. A few places with a view but mostly a walk in the woods. On the AT you start out in a forest setting and a little more level ground. As soon as you get to the split in the trail for exposed ridge trail or bad weather trail, take the exposed ridge trail. Your hike will change to a very rocky trail. Climbing up rock stairs and a Little Rock climbing as well. The view along the exposed ridge trail is fantastic and worth the work. I went as far as the point where the two trails come back together and headed back on the bad weather trail. It’s a level walk in the forest wit no view off the mountain. All in it made the hike 10 miles instead of 7 as stated. See my recording. A very good work out and a great variety of hiking surfaces.

The road up to round bald cut down from two lane asphalt to a one lane rock road near the start of the trail.

Amazing views definitely worth the sketchy switch back drive. You don’t “need” four wheel drive as I didn’t use it once but you NEED clearance due to large rocks on the road and rugged conditions. When you get to the top follow the blacktop that will lead you to a makeshift parking lot from there it’s a 15 minute walk to the stunning cliffs.

Absolutely beautiful!! It’s a little bit rocky in some parts so you have to be careful but totally worth it! We brought our dog and she loved it as well!

The waterfall is very nice. Not very populated when I went, so it felt pretty private at the waterfall. The trail itself is very rocky. Overall a great experience.

hiking
4 months ago

Hiking poles and Keen hiking boots came in handy for this one! The Falls were great. If you have bad knees - reconsider.

Absolutely beautiful!! A little rocky in a few spots but it’s SO worth it!!!!!

The view was spectacular. You can see for miles and miles.

backpacking
4 months ago

Awesome trail!

This trail is by far my favorite of all the trails I have done. Very beautiful and worth the hike (and even to the very top where you can look down below).

Beautiful hike. My three kids and I have done this trial several times and we find something new and just as awesome every time. I recommend going after a hard rain, take your time and enjoy the beauty and peacefulness.

Great trail. A little challenging, but worth the effort

hiking
4 months ago

great hike. not to hard or long but is very rocky and can be slick. one stream crossing that can be wet but usually can be crossed on rocks. beautiful spot to have a picnic or swim

hiking
5 months ago

Went during the spring with some lingering snow. Be sure to bring boots that can get wet or find creative ways to jump across a small stream. Actual trail can be muddy, but not hard and you get to follow the stream all the way to a beautiful small waterfall with a shallow wading area.

hiking
5 months ago

As the others said, the trail is rather overgrown. About 3/4 mile in the trail gets pretty rough. If you’re out for scenery, take the right path up to Margarette Falls.

Rocky trail, but a fairly easy hike- even with a four year old. The falls are gorgeous.

A very scenic hike up to Margarette Falls Not an easy hike but not very long either. A nice one hour in and out hike!! Will be back since it’s about two miles from my house!

hiking
5 months ago

Trail was rocky but the payoff at the end was well worth it.

We have enjoyed this hike each time we do it. Our most interesting trip was in a major thunderstorm a little slick on the Rocks during that time.

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