Caudill Cabin-Doughton Park - Member Hike

Hike Name: Caudill Cabin-Doughton Park
Country: United States
State: North Carolina
Nearby Town: Sparta
Rating: 5 stars
Directions: Take I-77 N/?US-21 Bypass N
Take exit 83 on the left to merge onto US-21 Bypass N toward Roaring Gap/?Sparta
Continue onto US-21 N/?US-21 BUS
Turn left onto Traphill Rd
Turn right to stay on Traphill Rd
Turn right onto Longbottom Rd
Total Hike Distance: 10.00 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Longbottom Road
Trails Used: Grassy Gap Road, Basin Creek Trail
Backcountry Campsites: Yes
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams
Management: National Park Service
Contact Information: The Blue Ridge Parkway
199 Hemphill Knob Road
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 271-4779
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers, Dogs
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: Start at Longbotton Road and hike on a wide, even fire road. Follow Basin Creek, and within 3/4 of a mile, you will start seeing small waterfalls. At about 1.5 miles, you will pass a campsite on the left side. A few hundred feet up, you come to a trail junction with the Basin Creek Trail starting on the right. Take this trail, crossing the creek multiple times, until you get to the end of the trail (5 miles) at Caudill Cabin. This trail passes many remains of many chimneys. The area was inhabited by a community of settlers after the Civil War in the late 1800's. It had gotten big enough to include a post office. In the early 1900's, a flood had destroyed all but a few remains, that still stand today.



4,650 points


Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
Caudill Cabin-Doughton Park - June 26, 2011 June 26, 2011 5 stars 1 day, 6 hours jayemm


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