The Branches

Timber Ridge Road, Banner Elk, North Carolina, 28604 , United States | Resort
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Travel Blogs from Banner Elk

Steels Creek & Burnthouse Branch Waterfalls

A travel blog entry by jmpncsu on Jul 12, 2014

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... along Steels Creek. We had to cross the creek here, and managed to stay dry, though rock-hopping was a bit tricky. Once across, the trail headed up and joined up with the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Right after this, the trail headed down to the creek, then headed up again through a lot of poison ivy and stinging nettle. We passed through this area, trying to avoid the noxious plants, and soon came to the waterfall ...

Independence Weekend Trip to Gragg Prong

A travel blog entry by jmpncsu on Jul 05, 2014

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... 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, ...

Burnthouse Branch Falls Attempt

A travel blog entry by jmpncsu on May 26, 2014

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... earlier, we decided to finish up and start heading home. Once we got to cell reception area, I checked on a picture of Waterfall on Burnthouse Branch and sure enough, we had gotten the wrong waterfall. All that effort and we didn’t even get it. Well, I guess that means we’ll just have to come back. In Morganton, we had a late lunch/early dinner at Las Salsas, my favorite Mexican restaurant, and then headed home after a great holiday ...

More Waterfalls in Wilson Creek

A travel blog entry by jmpncsu on May 25, 2014

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... continued a short ways and found a very steep and difficult path to bushwhack down to her at the base of the falls. We got some pictures from here and then bushwhacked back up to the trail and then made our way back to the car. From here, we continued on the forest road to NC-90 in Edgemont and then got on Brown Mountain Beech Road at Mortimer and drove to the trailhead for Harper Creek Trail (#260). The small roadside parking ...

Wilson Creek Waterfalls

A travel blog entry by jmpncsu on May 24, 2014

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... while some guys were fishing in the river. After lunch, I climbed out onto the rocks at the base of the falls for some pictures. There’s an interesting “pothole” in the rock next to the waterfall. When we finished lunch, we headed back up to the trail, stopping to see some nice cascades along the creek, and then backtracked to the car and made the short drive further up FR 464 to the trailhead for ...

Location

This resort, located on Timber Ridge Road, Banner Elk, is near Grandfather Mountain, Sugar Mountain Resort, Hawksnest Golf & Ski Resort, and Edge of the World.
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