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Middle Falls/Lower Falls Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.8 mile 1.2 kilometer point to point
91% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 49' 15 m
Descent: -179' -55 m
High: 1,521' 463 m
Low: 1,390' 424 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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Trail shared by Russell Hobart

A short trail that visits Lower and Middle Falls.

Russell Hobart

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Waterfall

Need to Know

Bring a swimsuit.

Runner Notes

Good even trail with one sloppy creek crossing.

Description

You connect with this trail on the far end of the Stone Mountain Loop Trail. It's a broad, obvious trail with good signage. In a little less than a quarter of a mile, you can turn off to your right to find Middle Falls. Be careful as you approach the falls because the trail becomes more of a challenge if you intend on getting down to the falls.

Continue on the main trail for another half mile where the trail links up with the Out and Back Trail. Cross the creek and turn right and in a short distance you'll be at Lower Falls.

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Jul 9, 2018
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The trail features sturdy bridges built for the horses
May 30, 2018 near Thurmond, NC
The slick ramp of Middle Falls
May 23, 2018 near Thurmond, NC
A wet creek crossing
May 30, 2018 near Thurmond, NC
Desperate tree hanging onto a boulder on the trail
May 24, 2018 near Thurmond, NC
Taking a breather.
Oct 19, 2016 near Thurmond, NC

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