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Rufus Morgan Trail

  Excellent hiking trail with good access and beautiful falls.† Rufus Morgan is a moderately hard short trail up to stunning 60' falls.† Beautiful forest surrounds the trail.† Be careful and tell someone you're going though... there's no on around for miles and if you get lost or hurt, you're on you're own. The waterfall is at the end of the trail and is easy to find. The road up to the trail is just a forest service road, but it is in great condition and there's
    a marked parking area (4 spots) with signage at the trailhead.
We went in early August and the trail is not overgrown and in great shape.
Says Scott Williams

Pretty far from Cornelia you find Rufus Morgan Trail but it
is one of many great trails in this area. Alright, enough of spending all this time inside a building, time to get out, and Rufus Morgan Trail in Macon County, North Carolina is such a great place. There are many hiking trails in the Great Smoky Mountains where beautiful scenery awaits you.
North Carolina is a good place for outdoors people. You certainly ought to pop by Nantahala National Forest while you're here at Rufus Morgan Trail, and if you came
for an overnight stay Cartoogechaye Creek is a wonderful place to camp. Just can't get enough of the Great Smoky Mountains. Left Prong Rough Fork is near Rufus Morgan Trail and is always a bliss to visit; if you donít have a problem getting covered with water, you can always go whitewater paddling on Nantahala River.



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These outdoors activities are available near Rufus Morgan Trail.
 Trails Near Rufus Morgan Trail:
Wesser Creek Trail, Swain County , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Rufus Morgan Trail:
Siler Bald Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Topton , 2 miles away
Wayah Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Topton , 2 miles away
Wine Springs, Topton , 3 miles away
Rock Gap Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Otto , 4 miles away
Cartoogechaye Creek, Franklin , 4 miles away
 Whitewater Near Rufus Morgan Trail:
Nantahala River, Macon/Clay County , 4 miles away, Class I-II+(III) - 12.74 miles long (Highway 64 to Nantahala Lake)
Nantahala River, Macon County , 4 miles away, Class II(III) - 4 miles long (Kimsey Creek to US 64)
Whiteoak Creek, Macon County , 7 miles away, Class IV-V+ - 2 miles long (Above Nantahala Cascades)
Tallulah River, Towns/Rabun County , 8 miles away, Class I-II(III) - 5.5 miles long (GA/North Carolina State Line to Tate Branch Campground)
Nantahala River, Macon/Swain County , 9 miles away, Class III - 3.2 miles long (Route 1310 Bridge to Highway 19)
 Public Lands Near Rufus Morgan Trail:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg - TN , 32 miles away
Nantahala National Forest, North Carolina , 4 miles away
Black Rock Mountain State Park, Georgia , 16 miles away
Moccasin Creek State Park, Georgia , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Rufus Morgan Trail:
Nantahala Cabins, Bryson City , 11 miles away
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Franklin, Franklin , 11 miles away
Rodeway Inn Franklin, Franklin , 13 miles away
Comfort Inn Franklin, Franklin , 13 miles away
Hampton Inn Franklin, Franklin , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Rufus Morgan Trail
Nantahala Lake, Macon County , 8 miles away
Chatuge Lake, Clay County , 19 miles away

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