Courthouse Falls & Creek, NC (6-1-12) - dwhike
Another pretty section of Courthouse Creek along Forest Road 140...

Courthouse Falls has always been one of my favorite western North Carolina cascades. As it turns out, it is now only about a ten or so mile drive from where we now live so I can literally visit it as often as I'd like! The falls are located off North Carolina Highway 215 about 6 miles south of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Transylvania County. A rather rugged (and frequently washed out) forest road leads to within a quarter mile of the falls so they are quite easy to visit considering their location (as long as you have a high-clearance vehicle). At about 45' in height the falls are located in a deep, lush gorge which enhances the serenity of the place. This album follows the short path to the falls and includes a couple additional cascades you pass on the drive up to the falls. Enjoy...

Trailhead GPS Coordinates:  35.273850, -82.892229

Hike Length: 1.0 miles                Hike Duration: 0:45

Trailhead Temp: 65'F

Min. Elevation: 3,350'                  Max. Elevation: 3,450'

Total Vertical Gain: 100'             Avg. Elevation Gain / Mile: 100'