Feb 10, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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***SUNDAY HIKE !!!*** Dupont State Forest, Wintergreen Falls
Meet at INGLES at 10, leaving promptly at 10:15. Approximate arrival time to Guion Farm Access Area 11:00.
From Guion Farm Access Area, we'll head northerly to BUCK FOREST ROAD (EASY) - THOMAS CEMETERY ROAD (MODERATE) - SANDY TRAIL (EASY) - TARKILN BRANCH ROAD (MODERATE) - WINTERGREEN FALLS TRAIL (DIFFICULT).
Stop for lunch at Wintergreen Falls !
Heading back on WINTERGREEN FALLS TRAIL (DIFFICULT) - TARKILN BRANCH ROAD (MODERATE) - Guion Farm Access Area.
Length: 4 miles
Time: 2-1/2 to 3 hours depending on the pace of the hikers, how long we stop for lunch and breaks along the way.
The 'difficult' rated trail of WINTERGREEN FALLS TRAIL is approximately .52 miles long going back, and coming in will be approximatley 1/8 mile (660 feet !)
Directions: From INGLES long Shoals: Take I 26 East towards Hendersonville. Take I 26 east to Exit 40. Turn right off Exit 40 onto NC 280. Take NC 280 south 16 miles to US 64. Turn left onto US 64 and go 3.7 miles to the stop light. Turn right onto Crab Creek Rd and go 4.3 miles to DuPont Road. Turn right onto DuPont Rd and go 4.2 miles. Turn south 0.7 miles on DuPont Road to a left on Sky Valley Road. Follow Sky Valley Road past the junction of Old CCC Road to the Guion Farm Access Area 1.6 miles on the right.
Guion Farm Access Area:
Wintergreen Falls info: http://www.dupontforest.com/explore.asp?location=wintergreenfalls
What you can expect to see:
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