Hound Ears Lodge

P.O. Box 188, Blowing Rock, North Carolina, 28605, United States | 4 star hotel
 

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Independence Weekend Trip to Gragg Prong

A travel blog entry by jmpncsu

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... night before. They were arriving at the parking area right as we pulled up. We got all our stuff and backpacked in about a half-mile along Lost Cove Trail (#262) following Gragg Prong downstream. The campsite was just off the trail and was a really beautiful little spot, just above the creek with a small cascade nearby. After getting our tent set up, we donned our daypacks and continued along ...

More Waterfalls in Wilson Creek

A travel blog entry by jmpncsu

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... at a couple of smaller cascades between the upper and lower waterfalls. At one spot, there was an area of wet rocks where a large number of Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterflies had congregated. I guess they were drinking from the wet rock or perhaps there was some food there that I couldn’t see. About a quarter-mile from the Upper Waterfall, we came out at the top of the Lower Waterfall. Usually, you can’t ...

Wilson Creek Waterfalls

A travel blog entry by jmpncsu

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... small drops that end in a huge pool. Although not the most impressive waterfall in the area, the ease of access and abundance of recreational activities make it extremely popular. Above the exposed bedrock, another waterfall tumbled down parallel to Hunt Fish Falls Trail. Although it was very high, the water flow was very light on this one. After we got some pictures from various spots, we continued on Lost Cove ...

North Harper Creek Falls

A travel blog entry by jmpncsu

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... 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 ...

Hebron Colony Falls

A travel blog entry by jmpncsu

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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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This 4 star hotel, located on P.O. Box 188, Blowing Rock, is near The Blowing Rock, Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, Moses Cone Manor, and Appalachian Ski Mountain.
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