Spring Creek Nature TR 312

This trail offers a pleasant hike through a hardwood-pine forest and along a cascading mountain stream known for its trout fishing. Once part of the Brook's farm an old house foundation, rock fences and a cemetary remain. Picnicking, restrooms, water and camping are available at Rocky Bluff Campground from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Total Length: 1.2 miles

Total Elevation Change: 240 feet

Degree of Difficulty: Moderate

Beginning Point: Rocky Bluff Campground

Ending Point: Rocky Bluff Campground

Average Hiking Time: 1 hour (round trip)

Amount of Use: Moderate

Blaze Color: Yellow Rectangle

Area Trail Map: Harmon Den/Hot Springs Trail Map

USGS Quad Map: Spring Creek

General Information


From Burnsville, travel west on NC 19E and merge onto I-26E. Take exit 11 to Mars Hill/Marshall. Turn left onto NC 213/Carl Eller Road, which leads into Marshall. Take US 25 Bypass/US 70 ramp, merging onto US 25/US 70 heading toward Hot Springs. Eventually, turn left to continue on US 25/US 70. Once in Hot Springs, travel south on SR 209 for 3.3 miles to Rocky Bluff Campground on the left. Hikers should park in spaces at the picnic area.


Day Hiking