The Green Park Inn
Travel Blogs from Blowing Rock
... Creek. As we got near to the waterfall, it became even more steep , heading up via switchbacks, then down just as steeply to a spot where we had to rock-hop across Burnthouse Branch. Right across the stream, we met an older man who was camping out here. I don’t know who was more surprised to see other people in this remote area. From here, we could start to see the waterfall, but needed to rock-hop ...
... only downside was that it took a while to inflate and deflate. The lowest portion of this waterfall is a gentle slide and provides an opportunity for some easy waterfall-sliding. Once the turtle was blown up, we took turns sliding down this lower section. The water level wasn’t high and the slope is not steep, so it’s not the most exciting waterfall to slide down, but it was still a lot of fun. After a few slow runs, ...
Monday morning, we woke up and broke camp. When we had everything packed up, we got on NC-181 and started heading south about 12 miles past the Blue Ridge Parkway. Here, we turned left onto FR 982 and went about a mile and a half, turning left on another forest road (not sure the number of this one) and went about 2 miles upstream alongside Upper Creek. There are several great primitive campsites along this road and not surprisingly, all ...
... rhododendron blooming along the creek. We rock-hopped across the creek and headed down to the base on the trail. The water level was fairly high and the rocks were wet, so we couldn’t get too far out in the creek, but still managed to get some good photos from the base as well as a couple other points heading back up. We then rock-hopped back across and returned to the car, making our way back to the campground for the night.
... 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 ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking