Appalachian Trail to Harpers Creek

A 2.6-mile hike along the Appalachian Trail to Harpers Creek, where the water gurgles through the large rocks. One of the highlights is crossing the hand-built swinging bridge over the Tye River in Nelson County. Hikers then begin a moderate climb towards a three-side trail shelter, along the way passing the Mau-Har trail heading up Harpers Creek. For energetic hikers a 1.5-mile trek up the Mau-Har trail will bring you to a 40 foot waterfall on Campbells Creek. Directions from Route 56 at Crabtree Falls: take Rt. 56 east approximately 3-4 miles. The AT crosses Rt. 56, a parking lot is available on the left.