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This is one of the area's easiest trail leading to a beautiful waterfalls.

Follows the old Forest Service Road 5520 and you will pass two old concrete storage facilities on your right. An old road intersects with Forest Service Road 5520 on the right, but stay straight. Come to an open area where you will see a wooden bridge and a sign indicating the Roaring Fork Creek Falls Trail. This trail leaves the road and goes 100 yards into the woods following Roaring Fork Creek. It terminates at the beautiful falls. Large granite boulders surround the trail's end.

Directions: From Burnsville, NC, Travel east on US 19E for about 4.3 miles to an access road to SR 80. Turn right (south) and travel .6 mile and turn right again on SR 80 (south). Follow this road for 11.6 miles to the Mt. Mitchell golf course and turn right on Forest Service Road 472. Proceed for 100 feet to a stop sign. Take a right and then take the first left off this road. Follow this road to the trailhead on your right which is the old Forest Service Road 5520.

Elevation: 3,000 feet

Elevation Gain: Minimal

Distance: .7 miles

Difficulty: Easy

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Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina

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