Wolf Creek Falls
Photos from two different trips to Wolf Creek Falls in Cherokee National Forest. The first trip was in August, 2013, and I got there from the south, driving along miles of increasingly narrow and rougher FS roads. With a high clearance vehicle, you can get within 0.3 miles of the falls. A second trip was made a month later, via the hiking route from the trailhead that is located 7 miles west of Hot Springs, NC. You can also reach the trailhead from the end of Upper Shut-In Creek Road, which turns north off US70 2 3/4 miles west of Hot Springs. Upper Shut In road winds up the Shut In Creek valley. Parking for one or two cars is located at the very end of the road, about 5 miles from Hwy 70.Read More
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Parking area for Wolf Creek FallsIf you drive here from Max Patch road, by the time you get here, you're more than ready to get out of the car and hike some. These falls were only 9.5 miles from Max Patch, but it took me close to 45 or 50 minutes to drive those nine and a half miles! You also pass this point if you drive to the top of Shut In Road in Madison County, NC and hike from there (less than a mile, one way). If you hike up from the trailhead on Wolf Creek Road (4 miles, one way), you come out right at the falls, bypassing this intersection. Map showing all three routes here.
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