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West Fork Moses Creek Trail

Intermediate

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3.2 mile 5.1 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,038' 316 m
Descent: -4' -1 m
High: 3,743' 1,141 m
Low: 2,709' 826 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 22% (13°)

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Trail shared by Matt Kirby

An old logging road with creek crossings and waterfalls.

Matt Kirby

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

To get to this trailhead, you'll want to head south on Hwy 107 from Sylva toward Caney Fork Rd. Turn Left on Caney Fork and continue for about 2 miles to Moses Creek Rd. Continue for 2 miles, the pavement will end and turn to gravel. Continue for 1 more mile and look for a small pull off BEFORE the switchback on the gravel road. You'll see a small rise where the Forest Service created a barrier to prevent 4x4s from access. This is the trailhead.

In less than a mile, you'll come across a creek crossing. Cross the creek and follow the trail as it continues uphill, following the creek. In less than 2 miles, you'll begin a significant climb along the creek, eventually passing a waterfall on your left. The ascent climbs above the waterfall. Continue on to a junction. Going left will take you back down near the creek crossing.

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in Cullowhee

#655

in North Carolina

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