Setrock Creek Falls TR 197

This trail is a short hike to a waterfall. There is a good size clearing at the base of the falls.

Total Length: 0.2 mile

Total Elevation Change: 80 feet

Degree of Difficulty: Easy

Beginning Point: Briar Bottom Bicycle Trail

Ending Point: Setrock Creek Falls

Average Hiking Time: 15 minutes (one way)

Amount of Use: Heavy

Blaze Color: White

Area Trail Map: South Toe River, Mount Mitchell & Big Ivy Trail Map

USGS Quad Maps: Celo and Marion West

General Information


From Burnsville, go east on US 19E for about 4.3 miles. Turn right onto NC 80. After 0.6 mile, turn right again to stay on NC 80. Follow this road for 11.6 miles. After passing Mt. Mitchell Golf Course, turn right onto South Toe River Road/NFSR 472. This road changes to gravel. Arrive at an intersection and turn right towards Black Mountain Campground. Parking for this trail is located across the river from the campground entrance. Hikers should cross the vehicle bridge to campground, turn left once across the river and access the trail on the right side of Briar Bottom Camp Road.


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