Noel Chalets

221, Blowing Rock, North Carolina, 28605, United States | 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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... 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.
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Wilson Creek Waterfalls

A travel blog entry by jmpncsu

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... west for about another mile to a creek crossing. Our plan was to continue on this trail to the waterfalls on Gragg Prong, but it was not meant to be. First, we inadvertently got on Timber Ridge Trail after the creek crossing and hiked a bit before we realized we had gotten on the wrong trail. Then we got back on Lost Cove Trail to where it met up with Gragg Prong and started heading upstream, eventually reaching a ...

North Harper Creek Falls

A travel blog entry by jmpncsu

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We would be staying at Down by the River Campground in Pineola. I generally tend to avoid private campgrounds as they tend to be more crowded, but being a holiday weekend, this was the only one in the area that I could reserve. From Price Park, we headed south on the Blue Ridge Parkway and made a couple of quick stops along the way. First, we stopped at the View Wilson Creek Valley Overlook. The valley ...

Hebron Colony Falls

A travel blog entry by jmpncsu

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... around on various boulders. Although difficult to see or photograph, the small cascades that form under giant rocks were really cool and probably my favorite part of this waterfall. After having some fun scrambling around on the rocks, we started hiking back. By the time we made it back to the parking lot, it was getting into the afternoon and we wanted to get checked in to our campsite for the ...

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This hotel, located on 221, Blowing Rock, is near Grandfather Mountain, Hawksnest Golf & Ski Resort, Moses Cone Manor, and Christopher's Wine & Cheese.
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