Middle Prong Falls -- 3,580'

Haywood Gap Trail (#142)

"The Magnificent Middle Prong"


GPS Coordinates:  35.356860, -82.945553 (Forest Service Road 97 Trailhead)

GPS Coordinates:  35.31389, -82.95362 (Mountains-to-Sea Trail Junction)

Album Direction-Of-Travel: Southbound

Highlights: Middle Prong West Fork Pigeon River, Middle Prong Wilderness, solitude, waterfalls


Length (one-way): 4.0 miles

Petzoldt Rating: 8.00

Difficulty: VERY HARD

Total Elevation Gain: 2,000'

Elevation Gain/Mile: 500'/mile

Min. Elevation: 3,620'

Max. Elevation: 5,220'

Blaze Color: NONE


See Following Trip Reports for more info:

Buckeye Falls

Middle Prong & Little Beartrap Falls

Middle Prong Wilderness Loop


Connecting Trails:

Buckeye Gap Trail (#126)

Mountains-to-Sea Trail (#440)