Stinging Fork Segment
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STINGING FORK FALLS
Stinging Fork Falls Trail:
The trail starts at the gravel parking area on Shut-in Gap Road.
This 3 mile round trip trail is rated moderate and leads the hiker through a managed pine plantation into the 140-acre Bowater Stinging Fork Pocket Wilderness.
At one half (1/2) mile, a spur trail leads to Indian Head Point, which affords a scenic overlook of the rugged Stinging Fork Gorge.
The length of the spur to Indian Head Point is one tenth (1/10) mile. After this intersection, the trail then continues and descends into the gorge and on up the creek. The trail ends at the plunge pool of the scenic 35-foot falls. The hiker must retrace his steps to return to the parking area.
MAP OF STINGING FORK TRAIL
Directions to trailhead: From Spring City take Hwy 68 north to Shut-in Gap Road, approximately 1-mile. Turn left on Shut-in gap road and go approximately 5-miles to the trailhead parking area.
ROAD MAP FROM SPRING CITY TO TRAILHEAD PARKING
STINGING FORK TRAIL PARKING