Lost Cove Creek FS 464-A to Edgemont Church Road AT NC 90 Bridge

Mortimer, North Carolina

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Lost Cove Creek is born deep in the mountains between Lost Cove Cliffs and Sassafras Knob. A beautiful, sparkling stream, its entire drainage is within Pisgah National Forest. It is the major tributary of Wilson Creek. This is strictly a high-water run with a window of two days at best. A good flow is probably 150 cubic feet squared. Make sure you’re well warmed up before putting in. There is continuous Class III water for 2 miles after pulling out of the first eddy, with more interesting stuff below. This is a true wilderness run and you must hike 2.2 miles to get to the put-in. The run is well worth the walk.
Carolina Whitewater: A Paddler's Guide to the Western Carolinas

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Carolina Whitewater: A Paddler's Guide to the Western Carolinas

by Bob and David Benner (Menasha Ridge Press)

Lost Cove Creek is born deep in the mountains between Lost Cove Cliffs and Sassafras Knob. A beautiful, sparkling stream, its entire drainage is within Pisgah National Forest. It is the major tributary of Wilson Creek. This is strictly a high-water run with a window of two days at best.

A good flow is probably 150 cubic feet squared. Make sure you’re well warmed up before putting in. There is continuous Class III water for 2 miles after pulling out of the first eddy, with more interesting stuff below. This is a true wilderness run and you must hike 2.2 miles to get to the put-in. The run is well worth the walk.

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Activity Type: Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Mortimer
Distance: 5
Elevation Loss: 104 feet
Duration: 4 hours
Class: Class III-V
Local Contacts: Pisgah National Forest
Local Maps: Grandfather Mountain (USGS); Avery, Caldwell (County)
Driving Directions: Directions to Lost Cove Creek: FS 464-A to Edgemont Church Road AT NC 90 Bridge

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