Rufus Morgan Trail is a hiking trail in Macon County, North Carolina. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 3,166 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 467 feet. The Rufus Morgan Trailhead Parking is near the trailhead. The trail ends near the Rufus Morgan Waterfall cliff.
Rufus Morgan Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"It might have an unusual name, in an out-of-the-way place, deep in the heart of the Nantahala National Forest, but Rufus Morgan Falls is a little gem of a trail that is worth the trek. The pooches will be pleased with the softly padded path and the numerous stream crossings and water sources."
--Karen Chavez, Best Hikes with Dogs: North Carolina (The Mountaineers Books).
"The Rufus Morgan Trail, a short loop, is cut out of a mountainside. You will encounter some steps, as well as narrow tread and stream crossings. You will pass through a mature hardwood stand to reach the waterfall. Rough Fork Creek slides down a 70-foot drop into a small pool surrounded by ferns."
--Nicole Blouin, Steve Bordonaro, & Marilou Wier Bordonaro, Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge: A Hiking Guide to the Cascades of the Blue Ridge Mountains (Menasha Ridge Press).
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