Harper Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Avery County and Caldwell County, North Carolina. It is within Harper Creek WIlderness Study Area. It is 6.0 miles long and begins at 1,465 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 12.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,095 feet. The Harper Creek Trailhead Parking is near the trailhead.
Harper Creek Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"The Harper Creek Trail begins with a steep and strenuous climb, but then flattens out to a leisurely stroll through the Pisgah National Forest. You’ll navigate a few forks before arriving at an overlook of the magnificent Harper Creek Falls. Massive cliffs loom above the falls, adding to the scenery. On your way to the falls, the dogs can run and play and get some energy out in a large primitive camping area near the creek. But when you reach the falls overlook, keep them leashed up."
--Melissa Watson, Best Dog Hikes North Carolina (Falcon Guides).
"This network of streamside trails include spectacular short walks and wild circuits that
are among the best waterfall hikes in western North Carolina."
--Randy Johnson, Hiking North Carolina (Falcon Guides).
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