Rufus Morgan Trail

At A Glance

Moderate

1.0 mi one-way

Steepness: Climbs Moderately
Tread Condition: Some Obstacles
Trail Number: 27

This trail is located in the Nantahala National Forest area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Nantahala National Forest trails list page.

Description

The signed, blazed, and easy-to-follow trail is a loop, about a mile long, with no intersections. It leads to 60' Rufus Morgan Falls at its far end - a great destination. There are some steep and narrow spots, but overall it's a moderate trek. One end starts across the creek from the parking area, and the other end starts in the parking area itself. There is a footbridge at one point below a smaller slide downstream of the main drop. The trail travels through a rhododendron-covered mountainside northeast of the falls. The falls is at the end of the loop on a short spur; turn hard right if you hike the loop counter-clockwise (starting from the right side of the parking area), which most people do.

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Trail Segments

Trails are often made up of several connecting paths which may have different characteristics, allowed uses, and seasons. This trail is divided into multiple segments as follows:

Rufus Morgan

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.9 mi

Rufus Morgan - Ext. to Falls

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 218 ft

Total Calculated Length: 0.94 mi

This value is derived from our underlying map data, so it may not match officially published information.

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