Crippen's Country Inn
Travel Blogs from Blowing Rock
... the trail. After much
trial and error and a few slips, we finally made it back to the trail,
which seemed so much easier hiking back. We stopped a few times to go
down to the creek and get some shots of some cascades and small falls
along Upper Creek and then made it back to the car. We were so tired
from the bushwhacking earlier, we decided to finish up and start heading
... waterfall for the day. 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 look and see over the waterfall and looking
... Fish Falls Trail (263) for about a mile down to
Lost Cove Trail (262) right above the waterfall and got out on the
exposed bedrock. There were a lot of people here swimming, sunbathing,
and enjoying the falls. All of the primitive campsites around here were
full as well. Hunt Fish Falls is two relatively small drops that end
in a huge pool. Although not the most impressive waterfall in the area,
the ease of ...
... 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 ...