Rufus Morgan Trail

Macon County, North Carolina

Elevation Gain467ft
Trailhead Elevation3,166ft
Elevation Min/Max3165/3467ft
Elevation Start/End3166/3166ft

Rufus Morgan Trail

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.

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Best Hikes with Dogs: North Carolina (The Mountaineers Books)
Karen Chavez
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"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." Read more
Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge: A Hiking Guide to the Cascades of the Blue Ridge Mountains (Menasha Ridge Press)
Nicole Blouin, Steve Bordonaro, & Marilou Wier Bordonaro
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"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." Read more

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Trail Information

Macon County
Nearby City
Wayah Ranger District, Nantahala National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Wayah Bald; Trails Illustrated Nantahala and Cullasaja Gorges
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018