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Hike in Harper Creek Wilderness
July 13, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Photo by Nick Massey
Join Wild South for a scenic guided hike in North Harper Creek!
Saturday, July 13th
Where to Meet: The North Harper Creek Falls trailhead at 9:30 AM. (Important: we recommend following the directions provided below, due to recent road closures.)
Hike Details: Join Wild South and Jake from Trout Unlimited for a scenic hiking tour of North Harper Creek. Come experience this area’s amazing waterways and scenic vistas, as we explore Chestnut Cove Branch Falls, North Harper Creek Falls, and Little Lost Cliffs!
Level of Difficulty: This hike will be approximately 4 miles roundtrip, and is rated as moderately challenging with significant elevation gain. Expect rocks and roots underfoot, as well as several creek crossings. All ages are welcome.
What to Bring: A backpack with lunch, snacks, and plenty of drinking water (we recommend at least 2 liters). Dress appropriately for the weather, and wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes that can get wet. Trekking poles are optional, but welcome.
Tick Protection: For protection against ticks, we recommend Permanone or Sawyers. These are effective permethrin products to be sprayed on clothing only (not on skin), and must be left to dry for 4 hours prior to wearing. These products don’t have a strong odor (like other sprays), allowing you to enjoy all the good smells of the forest.
Cost: Wild South hikes are always free of charge, but are made possible by generous individual donations!
RSVP Required: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text (609) 790-1382. Please include your phone number and the number of people in your party when signing up.
We can’t wait to see you on the trail!
Directions to the Trailhead
From the east:
From I-40 westbound, take exit 103 and turn right onto US-64 E. In 0.7 mi turn left onto W Fleming Dr. In 1.1 mi continue straight onto Sanford Dr, and in 1.2 mi turn left onto NC-181 N. In 24.7 mi turn right onto Mortimer Rd. In 2.1 mi turn right to stay on Mortimer Rd, and in another 0.5 mi turn right to stay on Mortimer Rd. In 4.4 mi you will arrive at the trailhead.
From the west:
From I-40 eastbound, take exit 72 for US-70 and continue onto US-70 E. In 11.4 mi turn left onto US-221 N. In 20.9 mi turn right onto NC-183 S. In 4.5 mi turn left onto NC-181 N. In 0.8 mi turn right onto Pittmans Gap Rd. In 0.9 mi turn left onto Mortimer Rd, and in another 0.5 mi turn right to stay on Mortimer Rd. In 4.4 mi you will arrive at the trailhead.
From the north:
From the town of Linville, take US-221 S. In 3.5 miles turn left onto NC-181 S. In 2.5 mi turn left onto Pittmans Gap Rd. In 0.9 mi turn left onto Mortimer Rd, and in 0.5 mi turn right to stay on Mortimer Rd. In 4.4 mi you will arrive at the trailhead.