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Old May 22nd, 2010, 12:03 PM
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Brevard NC actvities, place to stay, restaurant

I'm taking my son to look at Brevard College, then on to camp. First of all, any hotel/restaurant suggestions? As far as restaurants, are there any student hangouts near the school? Second, we are going to be free on Saturday until about 2:00 or 2:30. I was thinking Bridal Veil Falls - any other ideas?
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 01:46 PM
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The Pisgah is right there and a wonderful place to explore.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 12:09 PM
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Can you recommend any trails/waterfalls? We're in Florida, so always enjoy mountains!
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 01:36 PM
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There are two big, oustanding waterfalls right near Brevard in the Dupont State Forest, Triple Falls and High Falls (used in the movie "Last of the Mohicans"). First is maybe a half mile walk, the next maybe another half mile further. There is also a Bridal Veil Falls there, but is a longer walk than the other two.

This one in SC is within a half hour drive or so of Brevard.

http://www.sctrails.net/trails/ALLTR...avencliff.html

I would think you could get both spots in before 2:30 if you started the Raven Cliff by noon.

Another option would be to drive up 276 into the Pisgah, get on the BRP and go to the Graveyard Fields/Yellowstone Falls/Sams Knob area for a hike.

Of course, there are plenty of others I can think of, but those are all fairly close by if you only have until 2:30 or so.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 05:59 PM
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Am I right in thinking that High Falls and Triple Falls are on the same trail? If so, what would you estimate the round trip to be? I had the impression Bridal Veil Falls was not a long hike - how long would you estimate? Between those and Graveyard Fields/Yellowstone Falls/Sams Knob - would you choose one over the other? I'll get a NC map tomorrow - that will help, I'm sure.

To change the subject, if anyone familiar with Brevard checks this out - where to eat as a student hang-out type place in Brevard?
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Yes, same trail. It's an hour round trip at most, with one somewhat steep stretch on the way. You'll want the Hooker Falls parking area. Maybe 20 minutes from Brevard. Hooker Falls also in the movie, canoeing over it. If you haven't seen the "Last of the Mohicans", watch it beforehand. It's a great flick and was shot in Western NC.

http://www.dupontforest.com/

You may be thinking of Bridal Veil right on Rte 64 near Highlands, where you can go behind it? That's right on the road, no walk at all. It's okay, but not much, really. Farther to get to it from Brevard.

As for which to choose, well, if you want big waterfalls, either Dupont or Raven Cliff are pretty impressive. The other option is for up high, with views, etc. Here's the Sam Knob Hike. It's maybe 45 minutes at most from Brevard. 15 miles or so up the mountains and maybe 5 south on the BRP. The Looking Glass Falls is on the way right by the road.

http://hikewnc.info/trailheads/pisga...s/samknob.html

If it were me, I'd do both! By 2:30.
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I don't know about both - we're used to walking in flat Florida! However, Hooker, Triple, and High Falls sounds good. Thanks so much!
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Triple Falls was gorgeous - thank you so much! We got a later start than planned, so we decided against going on to High Falls. Turned out to be wise - we got to camp exactly on time. We have friends in Lake Toxaway, so I will have another chance - another summer - for High Falls.
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