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Middle Falls Trail #64A

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This trail to Middle Falls ascends steeply from the footbridge, and avoids the multiple creek crossings.


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Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.8

KM

78%

Runnable

3,691' 1,125 m

High

3,402' 1,037 m

Low

412' 126 m

Up

256' 78 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (7°)

63%

Max Grade (32°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Commonly Backpacked · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Waterfall

Runner Notes

Steep ascent. Good singletrack trail bed without many roots or rocks.

Description

Middle Falls Trail #64A is an alternate to Snowbird Creek Trail #64 - Middle Section and provides a means to reach Middle Falls without having to ford Snowbird Creek 11 times. The trail ascends very steeply at first, before leveling out and gradually descending to a signed trail junction that provides two routes to Snowbird Creek Trail. A right turn here bypasses Middle Falls, with a descent leading 500 feet to Snowbird Creek Trail #64 - Upper Section.

This provides the shortest route upstream along Upper Snowbird Creek Trail #64. Otherwise, continue straight on Middle Falls Trail #64A another tenth of a mile to its end at signed junction with Snowbird Creek Trail #64 - Middle Section. Turn left on Snowbird Creek Trail #64 - Middle Section (downstream direction) and proceed about 100 yards until you hear Middle Falls to your right. Find a worn path that descends to the pool below the falls.

A right turn where Middle Falls Trail #64A dead ends at Snowbird Trail #64 - Middle Section leads in the upstream direction. Snowbird Creek Trail #64 - Middle Section trail crosses Big Snowbird Creek in about 50 yards. Just beyond this crossing is another trail sign for the junction with Burntrock Ridge Trail. For additional detail including a drawing on a map of this confusing junction of trails around the Middle Falls area, visit uphillhikes.com/2017/08/28/…

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Middle Falls on Snowbird Creek
Nov 29, 2017 near Andrews, NC
Footbridge over Big Snowbird Creek. Cross creek here to campsite with junction to Snowbird Alternate trail (64A).
Nov 2, 2017 near Andrews, NC

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