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West Fork Moses Creek Trail

Intermediate
 3.5 (2)

An old logging road with creek crossings and waterfalls.


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3.2

Miles

5.1

KM

90%

Runnable

3,743' 1,141 m

High

2,709' 826 m

Low

1,038' 316 m

Up

4' 1 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

There is a creek crossing at about 0.5 miles. Respect the cabins at the top, as they are on private property and historical to the area.

Description

To get to this trailhead, you'll want to head south on Hwy 107 from Sylva toward Caney Fork Rd. Turn Left on Caney Fork and continue for about 2 miles to Moses Creek Rd. Continue for 2 miles, the pavement will end and turn to gravel. Continue for 1 more mile and look for a small pull off BEFORE the switchback on the gravel road. You'll see a small rise where the Forest Service created a barrier to prevent 4x4s from access. This is the trailhead.

In less than a mile, you'll come across a creek crossing. Cross the creek and follow the trail as it continues uphill, following the creek. In less than 2 miles, you'll begin a significant climb along the creek, eventually passing a waterfall on your left. The ascent climbs above the waterfall. Continue on to a junction. Going left will take you back down near the creek crossing.

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Matt Kirby

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  3.5 from 2 votes

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in Cullowhee

#22186

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in Cullowhee

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in North Carolina

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Out House
Dec 31, 2017 near Cullowhee, NC
Mysterious Cabin
Dec 31, 2017 near Cullowhee, NC
Mysterious Cabin
Dec 31, 2017 near Cullowhee, NC

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Oct 20, 2018
Dave MP
Out and back run. 6.3mi