North Harper Creek Falls Trail

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1.3 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 1.3
Steepness: Climbs Steeply
Tread Condition: Moderately Rough
Blaze Color: Yellow
Trail Number: 239


75% of this trail is in great shape; travels along an old roadbed through beautiful woods with few obstacles. Judging by the size of the trees growing on the roadbed, it's been here a while. The last little bit turns into a true foot path and is a bit rougher. Ends at the intersection with the blue-blazed North Harper Creek trail; to get the rest of the way to the falls, turn left and go down a steep portion of that path. The steep part comes out at the top of a smaller sliding cascade called Chestnut Cove Branch Falls. Turn right onto an un-named but obvious path, which comes to a creek crossing. Go upstream on either side of the creek about 100' to the falls.

Intersecting Trails

  • Little Lost Cove Cliffs
  • North Harper Creek
  • This trail is located in the Wilson Creek Area area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Wilson Creek Area trails list page.

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    Average Rating: 5.0 (rated 2 times)

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    James E said: To emphasize what Steve said, there is a new leg of the trail cut in since 2015. From North Harper Creek Falls Trail, at the intersection with the blue-blazed North Harper Creek trail, you can no longer turn left, but should follow the blue blazes straight to cross the creek on the open flat rocks. Continue on the new portion of the trail for a shorter/easier route to the falls. Looking downstream, the old route descended on the left side, and the new route descends to the right of the falls.

    Thursday, July 21 2016 11:26pm

    Steve Houtchings said: On north Harper creek trail coming from TH on kawana rd, campsite on right by the top of sliding portion of n Harper falls,cross creek here. Trail is easy to miss but is shorter route that comes out at base of falls. Chestnut creek falls is about .3 miles and bard falls is about 2.5 further downstream. Hiking Harper creek to raider camp trail looping back around and coming down Harper trail starting today happy trails

    Sunday, December 16 2012 11:12am
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