Craggy Gardens - Blue Ridge Parkway, June 2017Craggy Gardens - Blue Ridge Parkway, June 2017

Mouse Creek Falls

April 29, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Just came from a photo outing to Mouse Creek Falls.  The trail head is near the TN / NC border off I-40.  Directions to the trailhead are easily found on the internet.  

If you want to get some outstanding photo ops, try to get there soon while the new leaf growth is still coming in.  The lightness of the leaves are just effervescent and vibrant.  Water flow is excellent.

On this day, we truly lucked out.  We had the place to ourselves, little wind, cloudy skies, and good (actually a tad hard for my taste) water flow. 

The hike to Mouse Creek Falls is about 2.1 miles one-way.  The trail is uphill the entire way but it is moderate.  But when carrying a camera back weighing about 25 lbs., it can get a bit heavy.  But the hike is well worth it.  For most of the way, you'll hear the sound of rushing water paralleling the route.  At several places along the way after getting to the one mile mark, you'll have the opportunity to go off trail and get some excellent photos of the stream and its many cascades, see below for an example.


Cascades on Mouse CreekCascades on Mouse Creek

While it may not look like it, I did very little processing on this photo.  The colors and vibrance of the trees were very close to this.  The light was really amazing. It just draws you deep into the photo.

I'll be adding photos shortly of Mouse Creek Falls shortly so please stop back.



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