The Catawba Falls trail will close on May 2, 2022, and remain closed until spring of 2023. The popular Old Fort area trail will be closed for 9-12 months to ensure the safety of the public and construction crews building retaining walls, boardwalks, staircases, and overlooks. Click the "Play" icon to find alternative waterfall and hiking trails.

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Young's Ridge

Trailhead begins inside the Old Fort Picnic Area with incredible views of Kitsuma Peak at trail end.  Elevation is 3,165 ft.  Directions from US Hwy. 70 in Old Fort, drive west to first right onto Old Hwy. 70 to intersection at Mill Creek Road.  Old Fort Picnic Area is on left, open May through October.  This 7 mile hiks is moderate to strenuous and is also used for mountain biking.

Old Fort Picnic Area