Upper Creek Falls: Known as one of the most unique and popular swimming holes in the area, Upper Creek Falls is a must for all explorers who like the thrill of natural waterslides. The trail begins on the left side of the parking lot and descends into the gorge by way of a series of switchbacks (please remain on trail to prevent erosion). Once at the water’s edge, exploration both upstream and downstream presents the adventurer with beautiful waterfalls and perfect swimming holes. The trail heads downstream to Lower Falls where one of the area’s most incredible natural waterslides can be found. Head back to the parking lot by crossing the creek and following the well-traveled trail uphill past rocky outcrops and large boulders.
Directions from Boone: Head out onto US-321 S/Blowing Rock Rd. Continue to follow US-321 S. Take the exit toward Flat Top Rd. Continue onto Flat Top Rd. Turn left onto Blue Ridge Parkway. Turn left onto Rose Hollow Ave. Turn right onto NC-181 S. Destination will be on the left.