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“Coon Den Falls Trail leads to a dramatic 50 ft waterfall that cascades into a rapidly flowing creek.”
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The hike to Coon Den Falls is consistently cool, damp and shady, rhododendrons lining the narrow path, abundant vegetation endeavoring to obscure the trail. Your steep ascent will be rewarded by the falls, a cascade of water tumbling from the sheer rock face.
Pressing forward, a few switchbacks and a bit of rock scrambling will bring you to the Appalachian Trail. Green tunnels lined with pine needles and a panoramic viewpoint at the pinnacle make this a delightfully diverse hike.
Need to Know
Snow during the winter months makes the rocky sections along this steep hike quite slippery.
Coon Den Falls Trail can be accessed via the Appalachian Trail by through hikers or from the Coon Den Falls trailhead located on Denis Cove Road. This hike starts at the Coon Den Falls trailhead and loops back through the Appalachian Trail to Denis Cove Road.
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Flora & Fauna
Rhododendrons are in full bloom the first two weeks of June. Look for the pink and white flowers. These trees dominate the trail. Ferns and mushrooms are abundant due to the perpetual dampness. At the end of the hike, the path runs through a meadow with a variety of wildflowers during the spring and summer months.