Elk River Falls Trail

Elk Park, North Carolina

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This short waterfall hike is tucked into an isolated tract of Pisgah National Forest near Tennessee. Area trailheads have had vehicle break-ins, so don’t leave anything of value in your car. This yellow-blazed trail is a popular 0.5-mile round-trip saunter after church on Sunday for local families. The parking lot is lined with grills and picnic tables (no camping), and a scenic, fishable river flows by.
Hiking North Carolina

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Hiking North Carolina

by Randy Johnson (Falcon Guides)

This short waterfall hike is tucked into an isolated tract of Pisgah National Forest near Tennessee. Area trailheads have had vehicle break-ins, so don’t leave anything of value in your car.

This yellow-blazed trail is a popular 0.5-mile round-trip saunter after church on Sunday for local families. The parking lot is lined with grills and picnic tables (no camping), and a scenic, fishable river flows by.

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Activity Type: Fishing, Hiking
Nearby City: Elk Park
Distance: 0.5
Elevation Gain: 100 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Access: Moderate
Features: Waterfalls
Local Contacts: Appalachian Ranger District, 632 Manor Rd., Mars Hill 28754; (828) 689-9694; e-mail: appalachianrd@fs.fed.us
Local Maps: USGS Elk Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Elk River Falls Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

3/6/2003
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If you're looking for a spectacular waterfall, this is a very good one. The falls themselves are beautiful. But for hiking, there's not much here. The trail from the parking area is not very long, maybe a quarter of a mile. It's a lovely area, and the stream above the falls is a good place to cool off on a hot summer day. You're almost always going to find people around, so if seclusion is your goal, this is not the place to find it. But this site is worth the trip to see. It's one of my favorite spots.



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Apr 2018