Lower Falls of Upper Creek Trail

Linville, North Carolina 28646

Lower Falls of Upper Creek Trail

Lower Falls of Upper Creek Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The Lower Falls of Upper Creek trail leads you on a steady downhill trek all the way to the falls. Once you reach the base, you’re greeted with a charming waterfall that flows between large rounded rocks. The rock face continues alongside the creek and gives the dogs a perfect place to sit, run, play, or swim while the water rushes by.

The trail begins by leading you across a small grassy fi eld, and then takes you on a long, steady downhill trek around several switchbacks. If your dogs are well behaved under voice control, keep them off the leash; this prevents them from pulling you down the mountain or tripping you up on the rooty path. You’ll hear a variety of birds, chirping and singing as you pass them by, and at 0.6 mile you come to a T. Go right (northeast), and continue your slow descent toward the falls. You’ll pass a huge cliff overhang, where people have camped and sought shelter."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
1.5 hours
3,166 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,172 feet
Top Elevation
Pisgah National Forest, Grandfather Ranger District; (828) 652-2144; www.fs.fed.us
Local Contacts
DeLorme: North Carolina Atlas & Gazetteer, page 33, B5. National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map #779 Linville Gorge & Mount Mitchell, H12, Trail #268B.
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Jul 2018