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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.

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4 months ago

Wow, rough hike. Steep descent on the climb to the river. At the river it's easy to get on the wrong trail. There are places with no trail that you hike in the creek. When you cross Davis creek there are two blue blazes on a tree. FOLLOW THE PATH TO THE LEFT. This trail is tough to follow. Lots of blow downs. Overgrowth makes you question if you are on the trail at all. Just stay by the creek. NUMEROUS creek crossings. Trail goes right to the falls if you are on the right path. Watch your GPS closely to make sure you don't get off trail. on't forget steep descent on the hike in means steep ASCENT on the hike out. Falls are nice but not spectacular. Margarette Falls down the road is much better.

awesome trail, love the flora.

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6 months ago

Some strenuous ups & downs but also nice sections along the top of the ridgeline with great views of distant mtns & French Broad River. Well maintained.

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6 months ago

Had a falcon guide I used to find this waterfall. After asking a couple of locals, one lived over the ridge from the trail, I had no leads on the location. It took me two attempts before finding it. The key turn I missed was when I crossed the creek for the third time I didn't turn left and follow the trail upstream. It was 19 degrees out with snow and ice and after hitting 2.5 miles I turned around. Noticed that was the route to go and followed it. Stopped and went back because I had gotten too wet on the hike to justify any reason to continue. When I got back I loaded up my map and compared it to the map in the falcon guide book. I stopped .2 miles from the falls when I called it quits on 1/ 13/18.

On 1/27/18 I went back and seeing two American Bald Eagles on the drive up had me excited for the hike. I found Marys Falls this time in warmer conditions. It was a great treat to have found. I'm sure summer months will involve much more bush whacking that I dealt with.

This is not an easy hike! You start out crossing a wide creek more than ankle deep. Once you find the trail marker on the left, I would recommend going right and following the yellow blazes so it isn't as steep. When you get to the next metal marker with the name on it, veer to the left to stay on Jennings trail. There are a ton of deep Creek crossings, deep brush, narrow pathways, 2 big trees have fallen and block the path. Use this app to help guide you. I had a signal with Verizon which helped get me out. I took my husky but I wouldn't recommend it for any pets, it's not well maintained and extremely rough and dense in a lot of places. I won't hike it again and I'm an avid hiker!

Situated in the Old Forge recreation area, this trail is easily accessible and great for a day of lounging. There are plenty places to dip your feet and wade in the first half mile. After that, the trails become pretty dense. About halfway through once you're on top of the mountain the trail becomes extremely narrow. Wear pants, there are briars. It's pretty strenuous once you start to move up and away from the water so be prepared. The breathtaking mountain views are totally worth it. It is not moderately traveled.

overgrown with sticky bushes wear pants!!

Nice hike. Several stream crossings along the way. A couple of downed trees that you need work around.

Friday, October 02, 2015

This is a difficult trail to find if your unaware of its location. If your on shelton mission road coming from margarette falls it will be on your right. Across the street is an old pool foundation and a white house. There is enough parking for 1-2 vehicles. The trail is moderately difficult and a lot of it is over grown with blow downs. The trail eventually intersects with Artie hollow trail on the right about 3 miles in. Past this intersection the trail was not very well maintained and we turned around, but it eventually intersects with the AT I believe.

Excellent trail, see "Old Forge Campground" for details

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Decent trail. There's a hidden waterfall halfway through the trail me and my friends call "moss falls". (Watch for snakes during the summer). And a nice pond right before you start going down the mountain.

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