Wednesday, 18 December 2019 16:40

Avery Creek Falls

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There are 2 waterfalls on Avery Creek that are well worth the 3.5 mile round trip hike to see. The hike to the first waterfall - Avery Creek Falls - is less than 1/2 mile and is quite nice. The trail is fairly easy and is kid-friendly up to the point where the trail passes the top of the waterfall. The scramble down to the base (and swimming hole) is a little sketchy, so it's up to parents to determine what their kids are capable of. The kids might actually do better than some of the adults. Even though the waterfall is only 10-15' high, it makes for a nice photo. The 25' high Upper Avery Creek Falls is also accessed from the same trail. The hike is easy for the most part up to the point where you have to scramble down a steep bank to get to the base for a good view of the waterfall. This hike can be combined with either the hike to the waterfall on Clawhammer Creek, or Twin Falls on Henry Branch - or both!

The blue-blazed Avery Creek trail begins by heading downhill to pick up Avery Creek. In less than 10 minutes, the trail turns right and crosses the creek on a footbridge. After the crossing, the trail splits. Clawhammer Creek trail heads right, but you'll take the Avery Creek trail to the left. The trail can be muddy in wetter weather and will cross a creek coming in from the right. In about 20 minutes from the trailhead, the trail passes the top of the waterfall. You should notice a scramble trail at the top of the waterfall that will take you to the top of the waterfall and then to the base. Be careful here - the drop isn't that high, but a fall could be serious! Always remember that wet rocks can be very slippery!

 source: NC Waterfalls

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