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blue Yellow Creek Falls

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Trail

0.6 mile 0.9 kilometer out and back
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 132' 40 m
Descent: -132' -40 m
High: 1,609' 490 m
Low: 1,477' 450 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Chihuahua Herder

A short, easy hike to a rad waterfall.

Chihuahua Herder

Features Waterfall

Overview

It is a short trail. Not too difficult, but you might want to leave granny in the car.

Need to Know

Yellow Creek Mountain Trail (#48) is nearby. This trail does not connect.

Description

This waterfall in the Nantahala National Forest is a hidden gem that most people just drive on past. Roughly 3/10 of a mile, this brief trail does not have any major inclines or declines. Tree roots and rocks are abundant, as is typical for the area, hence the intermediate rating.

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Jul 22, 2018
Chihuahua Herder
0.5mi — 0h 30m
Jul 9, 2017
Casey Breeden
0.8mi
Apr 25, 2016
Robert Beasley

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  3.7 from 3 votes

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in North Carolina

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This is a pretty easy hike. It's half a mile in and out. Easy for small children and possibly elderly folks. The falls along the way are a nice reward for this short hike. Bring decent hiking shoes are the rocks and stumps are evident and visible. Our kids who are 8 & 10 like this hike and have no issues with climbing it. A great way to spend an hour or so... and it's just off 129. Jan 19, 2018

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