Rufus Morgan Falls

April 28, 2015

In the shadow of Wayah and Siler Bald is a wonderful waterfall and trail. Rufus Morgan was key in the founding, placement and development of the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina. It is fitting that this Macon County native has such a beautiful spot for his namesake.

After Ramona got out of school and I was off work; we drove to Franklin. From N.C 64 we turned onto Wayah Road, went past the L.B.J. Job Corps and turned left onto F.S. 388. A mile and a half down the dirt road is a clear placard for the Rufus Morgan trailhead. The loop trail itself is only 1 mile long. The first 1/2 mile was covered with lush greenery and wonderful windflowers. At the top of the trail are the Rufus Morgan Falls, which gently cascade down the granite rock.

Total mileage is 1 mile.

Rufus Morgan Trailhead
Rufus Morgan Trailhead
Rufus Morgan Trail
Early Blue Violet
Rufus Morgan Trail
Large-Flowered Trillium
Rufus Morgan Trail
Rufus Morgan Trail
Rufus Morgan Trail
Showy Orchis (thanks Perry)
Rufus Morgan Falls
Rufus Morgan Falls

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