Blowing Rock Lodge
Travel Blogs from Blowing Rock
Wayfarout stayed here on Aug 7, 2012 during their trip titled: Porsche road trip.
... steeply to
the creek and then rock-hop upstream a bit to see the waterfall. The
trail was easy at first, continuing along the gravel road for a little
bit over a half-mile. Then it became more of a hiking trail, somewhat
overgrown, but easy to follow. After a mile or so, the trail become
more narrow and steep as it hugged the ridgeline above Upper Creek. It
was still pretty easy ...
... base. As one man got out of the water, I inquired about how cold
it was. He said it was freezing, but his daughter didn’t seem to think
so and she was jumping in and out of the pools. We headed back up to
the trail and went down to view the waterfall from across the pool where
some folks had set up camp, although the view wasn’t the best from here
as much of the waterfall was hidden behind the bedrock. After this, ...
... there were several cars parked here.
We followed the one-mile trail down to North Harper Creek Trail and
turned left to follow the creek downstream. Soon, the trail crossed the
creek and there was no getting across this one dry. After wading the
creek, we followed it downstream about a half-mile to Bard Falls. We
had lunch at the base of the falls while some guys were fishing in the
river. After lunch, I climbed ...
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 ...