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Jerry Miller Trail (Whiteoak Flats) – 1-12-2013

With the water levels still being kinda low on the Tennessee side we decided we would have to once again travel over to the North Carolina side to find any decent waterfalls to check out. Looking down ‘the list’ I noticed that we had not yet explored the Jerry Miller Trail also known as the ‘Whiteoak Flats Trail’ # 286 (although some maps will show #290) . I recall reading somewhere that there was a 100 feet high waterfall along that route so I decided we should go check it out. Dave Aldridge, Bol’Dar, and myself met at Hairnt-Quarters around 9am on a chilly Saturday morning and drove over to the Shelton Laurel area in Carmen, NC. The road dead ends where the gravel forest road #111 begins. You have to cross Dry Creek there just above where it enters into Big Creek, which does require a high clearance vehicle but, Dave’s car managed to make it with only minor dragging of his trailer hitch. The road is smooth from that point on and after about a quarter mile you will easily see the trail-head parking on the left.

jerry miller trail plaque

Plaque at the Jerry Miller trail-head


Posted on 31 January '13 by , under RATtreks. 1 Comment.