Its a loop so you can go either way but we went counterclockwise starting on the appalachian trail along french broad river. Lovers leap is a scenic 16 mile loop hike easily accessed from hot springs.
According to the legend sautee was captured and thrown from the top of lovers leap.
Lovers leap trail. Lovers leap gets its name from the cherokee legend of two young lovers a brave named sautee and a beautiful maiden named nacoochee from two feuding tribes. The trailhead is located on the south branch of highway 16a. The silvermine trailhead is across the french broad river bridge from downtown hot springs.
It is of moderate length and is family friendly. Score time 1. 3 reviews comments.
The overlook climb the rocks to the right of the trail above the sign with the inspiring message gives outstanding views of the needles black elk peak formerly harney peak. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The trail is primarily used for hiking nature trips and bird watching and is best used from april until october.
Its popular so we arrived early to avoid crowds. The trail follows the ridgeline through the trees to lovers leap an overlook where two native lovers allegedly leaped to their deaths to be together for eternity. Lovers leap trail is a 42 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near custer south dakota that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate.
Climbs steeply from the silvermine trailhead parking area to the appalachian trail near the top of lovers leap ridge. Dogs are also able to use this trail. The lovers leap trail custer state park provides scenic views of the surrounding black hills but is a difficult 3 mile loop trail.
No photos have been added for lovers leap trail west yet add a photo. The trailhead is located behind the old schoolhouse which is across from the peter norbeck visitor center on highway 16a. The main overlook located at a rock outcrop just beyond this trails intersection with the appalachian trail affords panoramic views.
Lovers leap loop trail is a 18 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near hot springs north carolina that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking nature trips and bird watching and is best used from march until november. I have a feeling that not to many mountain bikers know about this little goodie.
Lovers leap is a rock outcropping on the appalachian trail in hot springs that offers a spectacular panoramic view of the french broad river and pisgah national forest. Mtbingadventures aug 13 2018 at 1532 fast and loose in the month of august. This route is a great option almost any time of the year.
Nacoochee distraught from the loss jumped to her own death. High falls is 140 feet in height. Since the famous appalachian trail at goes through the tiny town of hot springs you can hike from the center of downtown for a very scenic 2 mile loopfind free public parking for hikers along andrews avenue turn right.
Watch for down trees. The lovers leap trail is one the trekkers always enjoy at custer state park.