Mount Mitchell State Park

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Return to Courthouse Falls

Hidden deep in the woods between Courthouse Ridge and Brushy Ridge in western Pisgah National Forest, Courthouse Creek makes a dramatic plunge through a narrow chute into a natural amphitheater of bedrock, cascading 45 feet into a cold crisp pool. Courthouse Falls is one of the best kept secrets in the “Land of Waterfalls.” Beautiful for its solitude as well as its picturesque setting, Courthouse Falls is reachable by trail or by forest road. The Summey Cove Trail is a 5-mile round trip that begins north of Balsam Grove on Scenic Highway 215. It crosses Courthouse Creek several times before its final destination at the falls.  

This time I also took a dip.  Enjoy my video!

cold!!!

refreshing!!!

getting dressed
 Here's what daredevils do at Courthouse Falls!  Waterfall jumping!

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