Hidden Lake and Lower Higgins Creek Falls Hike Professional Review and Guide
"This hike takes place on one of the most significant remaining Southern Appalachian lands to be purchased for and open to the public—the 10,000-acre Rocky Fork tract. You will visit two important aquatic features here—60-foot Lower Higgins Creek Falls and Hidden Lake, a rare highland tarn. It is an easy and short trek to Lower Higgins Creek Falls, but the pull up to Hidden Lake is tougher.
After tracing an old logging road to the falls, the hike climbs more, making a few creek crossings, then turns up steep Birchfield Camp Branch. There you pass an unlikely and rusted truck from the logging days. Emerge from the rhododendron and find Hidden Lake, sitting at 4,000 feet in the shadow of Frozen Knob."