Added by Christin Healey
This is a great hike any day, any time of the year, with any skill level of hiker. The best part about it in the summer is definitely the swimming holes!
Along the hike, there are four "official" swimming holes to jump in, but you can make your own at any time. Go in the springtime for a great waterfall at the end the feeds into a swimming hole, and in the fall for a wonderland of foliage. The official name of this hike is Moorman's River, but anyone local simply calls it "Sugar Hollow".
You will pass Sugar Hollow Reservoir on the left, and dead end into the parking lot. From here you can either go left past the steel gate to "Blue Hole", or right up the road to the trail. Head right, past the sign that says "road closed" (for cars only) on the gravel road until you reach the yellow-blazed North Fork Moorman’s River trail. The trail is well marked and goes on for 2.5 miles until you hit the waterfall. You will have three river crossings on the trail that may be a bit tricky in the springtime; wear water shoes and a hiking pole if you feel uneasy at water crossings.
- Hiking shoes or water hiking shoes
- Hiking poles
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