The Green Park Inn
Travel Blogs from Blowing Rock
For the Independence Day Weekend, we headed out to the Wilson Creek area again for
some more waterfall fun. Friday, we spent the day in Raleigh and went to Sandy’s parents for a cookout. Then very early Saturday morning, we headed out to Wilson Creek, arriving at the Lost Cove Trailhead on FR-981 right at 9 o’clock. We were meeting Josh and Marissa and the dogs, who had camped ...
... It started raining, heavily for a minute or two, as we were driving here, but by the time we parked, the rain had stopped. We donned our rain jackets just to be safe and then started hiking down the Upper Creek Falls Trail (#268B). The trail is moderately steep as it descends down via switchbacks to the top of Upper Creek Falls, where we could see over the waterfall and looking upstream, could see some cascades above the ...
... it, making photography difficult. I tried to get out into the creek below the falls to shoot from a different angle, but the higher water level and slippery rocks made that impossible. So I did the best I could and then we made the steep climb up back to the main trail and backtracked on the trail and forest road to car. Our next stop was Bard Falls. We drove a little further up FR 464 and parked at the trailhead for ...
... about 2 miles and then turned right on FR 58. The trailhead for North Harper Creek Trail (266) was about a quarter mile down this road. We parked at the trailhead and started hiking down the scenic trail as it followed North Harper Creek downstream. There were three creek crossings between the trailhead and the waterfall, but we had no trouble getting across by rock hopping. At the top of the ...
We drove east through Newland and Linville and then took US-221 north. Not sure why the GPS directed us to take this route instead of the Blue Ridge Parkway, but it was quite scenic nonetheless. We could see the Blue Ridge Parkway above at several points, including a brief view of the Linn Cove Viaduct from below. We also stopped for a couple of roadside waterfalls along the way. One, right at ...
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