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Carter Falls Trail

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Map Key

0.4

Miles

0.7

KM

Point to Point

1,159' 353 m

High

1,021' 311 m

Low

19' 6 m

Up

138' 42 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

Description

The trail begins at the parking lot on Martin Byrd Rd. Follow the white blazes toward the upper falls. After going down a few stairs, follow the trail parallel to Big Elkin Creek and then use some tight switchbacks to get down to the lower falls. The last 30 feet or so can be very slick in the fall when leaves cover the trail surface.

Contacts

Land Manager: Town of Elkin

Shared By:

Keith Sidden with improvements by Thea S

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  4.0 from 3 votes

#1

in Elkin

#8920

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#1

in Elkin

#298

in North Carolina

#8,920

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The rewarding ending to this hike takes place at the base of Carter Falls.
Nov 29, 2018 near Elkin, NC

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