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Transylvania County

White Squirrel Hiking Challenge-Hike 8

Seventh hike of the Conserving Carolina Hiking Challenge! Gravley Falls in Headwaters State Forest

White Squirrel Hiking Challenge-Hike 8
White Squirrel Hiking Challenge-Hike 8

Time & Location

Jun 08, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Transylvania County, Glady Fork Rd, North Carolina 28712, USA

About the Event

2 Mile round trip.

Just opened in 2018, Headwaters State Forest offers 6,730 acres of new public land, featuring unbroken forests, beautiful waterfalls, and pristine trout streams. While much of this state forest is rugged, remote, and even trail-less, this hike gives you an opportunity to reach a beautiful waterfall with only a two-mile easy hike.

As you visit this waterfall, it is awe-inspiring to reflect that this new state forest adjoins over 100,000 acres of protected land in North and South Carolinaa vast conservation corridor for wildlife. The forest is open for hiking, hunting, and fishing. It is home to numerous rare or endangered plants and animals and the headwaters of more than 50 miles of crystal-clear streams that flow into the French Broad River.

The trailhead is a small gravel parking lot off of Glady Fork Road, in Transylvania County. GPS users may enter N35.083594, W-82.767072 in their units

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