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Monday, October 31, 2011

As you continue hiking, you will eventually arrive at the spot where Mouse Creek Falls drops into Big Creek. This is a great spot to turn around and hike back to the parking lot/campground for a fairly short hike (4 miles roundtrip).  Look for the horse-hitching rack.  If you continue, you  arrive at Campsite 37 in Walnut Bottoms, a beautiful secluded site in a nice spot for spring wildflowers. This would make for a roughly 10.5 mile roundtrip hike. On the way to Campsite 37, you may notice a trail off to the left(south) a few hundred yards before Campsite 37; this is Swallow Fork Trail;  this trail  eventually meets with Mt.Sterling Ridge Trail that takes you to the summit of Mt. Sterling,  although this is a strenuous hike of several more miles. 

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