Brown Mountain Creek Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Along the banks of Brown Mountain Creek, you will find old chimneys, rock walls, and building foundations that recall a time in the 1800s when this creek was at the heart of a busy community. The little valley is now known for its tremendous wildflower display, which includes rhododendron, mountain laurel, showy orchids, and a variety of ferns.
From Long Mountain Wayside on US 60, hike south on the A.T. and descend into Brown Mountain Creek Valley. Hike 1.0 mile, and cross the creek for the first time. The Trail follows alongside the creek for the remainder of the hike, and it passes by old walls and foundations. Pass by the Brown Mountain Creek Shelter at mile 1.8. Water is available from two small springs. At mile 2.8, there is a footbridge over the creek. On the far side, the Trail begins to climb again."